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Sal Reyes, Chairman, Algodones

Jack Torres, Director, Bernalillo

Leroy Lovato, Director, Bernalillo

Ida Fierro, Secretary

Our Vision: Managing today’s storm waters for tomorrow’s benefits.

Our Mission: To promote the health, safety, prosperity, security and general welfare of the citizens of Eastern Sandoval County in a fiscally responsible manner;

To facilitate knowledge of floodplain management, erosion control, and environmental stewardship.

SIMPLY STATED: ESCAFCA is in the watershed management business. We protect property and development while preserving the natural beauty and rural character of Eastern Sandoval County.


~~~~Current News~~~~~

The ESCAFCA Regular Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Agenda can be downloaded here.

Bernalillo, N.M.

The Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) has prepared a draft Annual Report Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) for submittal to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as required by the Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based Permit (NMR04A000) for coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Any person may submit written comments pertaining to the Annual Report by November 30, 2020. Comments should be directed to ESCAFCA at PO 638 Bernalillo, NM 87004 or 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

ESCAFCA MS4 Annual Report

2022 ESCAFCA Draft MS4 Report

2020-2021 ESCAFCA MS4 Report

ESCAFCA is requesting competitive sealed proposals for “on-call” professional engineering consulting services. For details, please click the following links:

Accountant RFP

ESCAFCA Executive Engineer Position Description

ESCAFCA Stormwater Management Program

ESCAFCA Annual Report

Project Description Preliminary Engineering Report for Mid-Bernalillo Stormwater Conveyance

RFP Preliminary Engineering Report for Mid-Bernalillo Stormwater Conveyance

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form

ESCAFCA 2019 Open Meetings Standards Resolution

ESCAFCA 2017 Regular Board Meetings

Next Meeting:
October 26, 2021

For the foreseeable future, ESCAFCA Board meetings will be held at the Bernalillo Town Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM at 6:00 PM in the council chambers, or as indicated in the meeting notice.

Meeting notices and agenda will be posted at the front receptionist's desk of the Town Hall, as prescribed.


ESCAFCA will make reasonable efforts to accommodate disabilities of any person who wishes to attend meetings. Arrangements for accommodations should be made with the Executive Engineer not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

2012 Board of Directors Election Resolution . . . . . Download PDF here.

Special reports or large files can be accessed at this link .

Files are posted by request for a limited time. Use password - escafca


Proposed ESCAFCA Boundary

Proposed ESCAFCA Districting Map. Download/View large version (8mb) here.

Welcome to the Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA)
As communities around the state have grown, flood control authorities have been been put into place to control growth and protect the environment from flooding and damage. The first community to approve a flood control authority was Albuquerque in 1963, followed by Las Cruces in 1967 and Southern Sandoval County in 1991. As Eastern Sandoval County (Placitas, Bernalillo and Algodones) has grown, it became necessary to create the Eastern Sandoval County Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA), which was approved by the New Mexico State Legislature in 2007.

In November 2008, voters approved a bond issue that provides funding to build watershed management and aquifer recharge facilities. ESCAFCA will build multi-use projects that also will create open space areas — to maximize the use of the land.


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