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 Anthony, New Mexico (Round 1)

Site Information
Location: Anthony, NM
Population: 1,550
Address: Desert Sands Mutual Domestic Water
Consumers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1864
Anthony, NM 88021
Contact: Karen Nichols 
Demonstration Site: Well #3
115 Shrode Rd.
Enclosed Space: 384 ft2 (16X24)
Source Water: Ground Water
Maximum Daily Flow: 320 gpm
Existing Treatment: Chlorination
Arsenic Removal Technology: Severn Trent Iron Media
Disposal Option: Sewer


Project Status
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signed N/A
CRADA approved by legal Completed
EPA/contractor site visit Completed
Contractor/system agreement Completed
Plans submitted Completed
Plans approved Completed
Equipment installed Completed
Study began Completed
Study completed Completed
Six-month report cleared Completed
Final report cleared N/A


Source Water Quality
Analysis mg/L Analysis mg/L
Total As 0.022 pH – Units 7.6
As (III) N/A Ca 43
As (V) N/A Mg 11
Fe 0.073* Na 266
Mn 0.009* Chloride 253
PO4 – P <0.065 Hardness as CaCO3 152
Si 16* T. Alkalinity as CaCO3 240
SO4 158 TOC N/A

Note: All data provided by utility except as noted.
N/A = Not available
* = Data provided by EPA.


Tom Sorg

See Also

Fact Sheet, EPA’s Water Treatment Demonstration Project to Reduce Amount of Arsenic in South Central New Mexico’s Desert Sands MDWCA Drinking Water (PDF) (2 pp, 96 KB) February 2005

Federal Register Environmental Documents: Arsenic Treatment Demonstrations

How to Participate

Demo Site Information form (PDF) (2 pp, 57 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

Publications on Arsenic

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