Utilities Department

The Utilities Department is proud to serve the City Of Hobbs

 

Responsibility of Utility Debt Clarification

The City of Hobbs would like to clarify to the public the laws regarding the responsibilities of payment for a property owner and their tenants for utility service in a rental situation.  In the event a tenant fails to pay the utility service charges for water, sewer and garbage to the city, the debt attaches to the property and the property owner may be responsible.   

Pursuant to state statute 3-26-6, a lien shall be placed on the property until the debt is paid in full.  The same statute also states that there is an exemption, which requires the property owner to notify the utility in writing, prior to the initiation of the debt, that the renters of the property (whose location must be clearly defined in the letter) will incur the utility charges and the property owners will not be responsible.

“In an effort to be transparent to the taxpayers, we wanted to make landlords aware of the state exemptions in a timely fashion,” said J.J. Murphy, City Manager.  “At the end of the day, we want to be good stewards to our residents and taxpayers, which is one of our primary goals as public servants.”

For more information on water regulations and laws related to utility service in Hobbs and the State of New Mexico, visit the City of Hobbs Water Office at 200 E. Broadway, or call them at 397-9216.

 

 

Water Office

The City of Hobbs Water Department is located in City Hall at 200 E. Broadway St.  The Water Department bills for water, sewer, and garbage.  Reads from meter registers are acquired each month.  Bills are also prepared and mailed out monthly.  All monthly bills are due on the 15th of each month.  For more information or to initiate a service request, please contact the office.   

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WasteWater Treatment

The City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility provides uninterrupted wastewater treatment for the community of Hobbs, including liquid wastes transported to the facility. Currently receiving and reclaiming about 3.6 million gallons of wastewater a day, the Hobbs WWRF meets State of New Mexico regulatory requirements for effluent reuse, allows for future increases in flows/loadings, and provides long-term community benefits by utilizing biofiltration to treat all offensive odors within the facility.

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Laboratory

Water systems must strive to keep their drinking water free of disease causing organisms known as pathogens. There are five waterborne pathogens that can be found in all water supplies and two that are only found in surface water supplies. The protozoa that are found only in surface water supplies (Giardia and Cryptosporidium) form cysts and spores that protect them from cold temperatures. Because of this protection, they are much more difficult to kill with disinfectant chemicals.

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For all Questions and Contact Information:

Utilities
1300 S 5th St.
Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone (575) 397-9315
Fax number (575)-397-9370

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Public Meetings

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Lodgers' Tax Meeting Agenda, April 8,2015[full packet]

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Ordinance 1079 - Water and Sewer Rates

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