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The 2024 Irrigation Season


The AdLP Mayordomo is Mark Herrera, and as mayordomo he is responsible for regulating the flow of irrigation water, distributing water to parciantes, the day to day operations of the acequia, as well as its over all maintenance.



Our Mayordomo, Mark Herrera, and his workers have completed cleaning the AdLP Ditch and the 2024 Irrigation Season is underway. Facilitated by all of the winter runoff into the Santa Cruz Dam we can enjoy the enjoy the beginning of the season while dam is full and water is available.

We will post updates here when SCID begins restricting water flow.

Check this website for the latest updates!

Welcome to the Acequia de La Puebla

Today irrigation  is a matter of cultural survival, historical preservation, and a tradition to pass on to future generations.

Welcome/Bienvenidos to our website. For centuries the people of La Puebla have cared for, maintained and used the acequias that carry water through our community. In the early days of La  Puebla, irrigation was a matter of basic surviival. Today irrigation  is a matter of cultural survival, historical preservation, and a tradition to pass on to future generations.

This website is an effort to foster better communication about the Acequia de La Puebla among all parciantes. Our goal is to provide everyone using the water with information to help the system work smoothly. The Commissioners and mayordomo hope to keep everyone informed about events, watering schedules, emergencies, meetings and other information to help keep the water flowing. Please check back often for updates and new information about the Acequia de La Puebla. 

Please note our new e-mail address…

We now have one unified e-mail address to contact any of the Acequia Commissioners. You can also leave a note on NextDoor with questions or concerns.
Ssend us an email to and/or check our website

Looking forward to hearing from you!

We have a new e-mail address

You can now e-mail any of the Acequia Commissioners at We look forward to hearing from you.

Call before using water

Despite early season rain we are experiencing very dry and hot conditions. SCID has limited releases to only 3 days per week. Please see the Water Schedule above for water availabilty.

 So, as always, we are asking everyone to be a good acequia citizen by calling Mayordomo, Mark Herrera at or 1-505-692-9242 before you water and when you are finished. If you call when finished the Mayordomo can call the next scheduled user.

Your cooperation is appreciated.



AdLP Commission Meetings

The AdLP Commission normally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Boys and Girls Club of America, 89 La Puebla Road, Espanola NM:

  • The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • We hope to see you there.