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Oil boom, housing crisis bringing sewage problems in camps

 

December 8, 2019



CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico are struggling to monitor sewage problems from hundreds of camps used to house transient oil field workers.

State officials said more than 140 unregistered RV parks in Eddy County were violating liquid water requirements, typically linked to improper sewage lines, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported this week.

The New Mexico Environmental Department said only about 20% of owners in those cases were working with authorities to comply with standards.

Eddy County planner Steve McCroskey says the problem has grown since a boom in oil...



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