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A main goal of ours is ensuring each irrigator within the Middle Rio Grande Valley receives equitable and quality service. Irrigation Systems Operators (ISOs) are the main points of contact when it comes to scheduling water with MRGCD. All water deliveries must be scheduled through your respective ISO at least 24 hours in advance. Requested delivery times may not always be available, however with longer notice, up to seven days, the possibly increases when accommodating preferred requests.

ISOs are available to schedule water, by phone, between the hours of 7am and 11am, and 4 pm and 6pm, Monday through Saturday. ISOs can be contacted 24 hours a day for emergencies. If a scheduling call is received outside the designated scheduling period, or the ISO is unable to receive a call during the scheduling period, the ISO will return the call no later than the next call-back window.

For questions or scheduling please call or text message your ISO. Click the ISO Search Tool above to find the ISO in your area. In case an ISO cannot be reached, irrigators may call the appropriate ISO Supervisor, the Water Distribution Manager or the MRGCD General Office for assistance.

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Division Manager: Matt Martinez (505) 249-2687
Water Div Clerk: TBD Ext. 1311
SUPERVISOR

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ISO NAME

PHONE

SERVICE AREA
RAYDELL LATOMA 505-249-6057 Cochiti
C01 MASEWA MODY

  505-249-0653

Cochiti Dam Keeper, Pena Blanca, Cochiti

C02

DEAN MONTOYA

 505-249-6173

Sile, Santo Domingo West
C03 RAYDELL LATOMA (ISS)

 505-249-6057

San Felipe, Algodones, Santa Ana north

C04

JOHNNY CANDALARIA

505-331-9275

San Felipe

C05

JAKE TENORIO

505-249-0097

 Santo Domingo east
JOHNNY APODACA 505-249-4435 Albuquerque North

A02

ANDERSON TOLTH

505-249-3586

 Bernalillo, Santa Ana south, Sandia

A03

BOBBY WAGNER JR

 505-249-5904

Corrales Main/Ace., Sandoval, Nichols, Summerford

A04

JOHN CASIAS

 505-249-4582

 North Valley – lower Alb. Main, Alemeda Lat, Gallegos Lat

A05

TIM CHAVEZ

 505-249-5205

 North Valley – Chamisal Lat, Lane Lat, Pueblo Ace

A07

JOE BRITO

 505-249-3473

 North Valley – Griegos Lat, Ace, Duranes Lat, Alb Ace
ANTHONY LOVATO 505-208-1790 Albuquerque South

A08

ISMAEL JIMENEZ

 505-249-3350

 South Valley – upper Arenal Main, Atrisco Lat, Armijo

A09

TBD

 505-249-4272

  South Valley – Pajarito Lat, Bennett, Hubbell, Cherry

A10

ALBERTO MELENDEZ

 505-249-5940

 South Valley – Barr Main, Gun Club Lat, Los Padillas

A11

DANIEL BARRAZA

 505-249-0050

 far South Valley – Lower Arenal, Butte Lat, Placitas
MIKE APODACA 505-239-5111 Belen East

Eastside

B01

LARRY ACOSTA

 505-459-6090

 Isleta to Los Lunas – upper peralta, Otero Lat

B02

PAUL ARAGON

 505-459-6662

 Bosque Farms to Peralta – Valencia Ace, Middle Ditch

B03

MARIO JOJOLA

 505-366-8853

 Isleta to Tome – Hell Canyon Lateral

B07

TYLER SWINT

 505-459-9205

 Valencia to Tome – Las Cercas Ace, La Constancia Ace

B08

 

BRANDON SMITH

 505-401-9707

 Tome/Adelino – lower Peralta Main, Tome Ace

B13

SHAWN VANDECAR

 505-450-7352

 Veguita – San Juan Main, Casa/Saiz, Las Nutrias

B14

KALVIN ZUNI

 505-459-8020

 Isleta Dam Keeper – Chical Lateral
BRANDON HUGHES 505-524-5553 Belen West

Westside

B04

AARON FISH

 505-459-1899

 Los Chavez to Belen – Harlan Henderson Lat, Tibo Feeder

B05

DOMINIC CONTERAS

 505-480-2188

 Isleta to Belen – New Belen Ace, Gabaldon Lat

B06

ANDREW J. ORTEGA

 505-459-6300

 Isleta to Belen – upper Belen Highline, Los Lunas Lat

B09

LEE MONTOYA

 505-459-1220

 Los Lunas to Belen – Los Chavez Lat, Sausal Ace

B10

TBD

 505-450-9477

 Belen to Bosque – Old & New Jarales

B11

TBD

 505-238-4606

 Belen to Bosque – lower Belen Highline, Garcia Ext

B12

WALTER MARTINEZ

 505-459-2448

 Bosque – Jaral 1 & 2, Sabinal 1 & 2, Sanchez/Garcia
THOMAS PADILLA 575-418-0860 Socorro

S01

CHAD LeSUEUR

 575-518-8151

 San Acacia Dam Keeper – Socorro Main north, Alamillo Ace

S02

GEROME APODACA

 575-418-0796

 Lemitar – Socorro Main center, Polvadera, Lemitar Lat

S03

 ERNEST MCBRIDE

 575-418-0795

 Socorro – Socorro Main Center, Socorro Ace, Luis Lopez Ditch

S04

MATTHEW HARRIS

575-418-0794

San Antonio – Socorro Main South, Mosley, San Antonio Ace

 

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