About Us/Quienes Somos


Watch a 7-minute documentary filmed by Rural Community Assistance Corporation  about the creation of the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority

Click the link below to read "Who We Are" in English.
Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para leer "Quienes Somos."
EPA Case Study about  Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority

When the MDWAs—Mesquite, Vado, La Mesa, Berino, Desert Sands and now Brazito, Organ and Butterfield Park—decided to merge a number of the original employees were retained with Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority:

Above is a YouTube video from the PBS affiliate KNME program "Colores" titled "Blackdom.

"Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a "colony" for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico. It was a community of 300 people, "The Only Exclusive Negro Settlement in New Mexico" as the official township letterhead stated. Blackdom existed in New Mexico from 1908 to the mid-1920." 

Frank & Ella Boyer moved to Vado in 1921, and their grandson, Roosevelt "Roosie" Boyer was the president of Vado Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association for many years.  Roosie was one of the incorporators of the Lower Rio Grande Mutual Domestic Water Association (an umbrella entity formed by the founding entities of the LRGPWWA prior to our merger) and one of the founders of the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority.  You will see Roosie in the video and in some of our photos on this site.  We miss him.