The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) is responsible for maintaining Albuquerque's wastewater collection system and wastewater reclamation plant. The Wastewater Division serves all the Albuquerque area homes, businesses and institutions that are connected to the sewer system. The division serves an area that includes virtually all homes, schools, and businesses within the Albuquerque city limits, as well as the Village of Tijeras, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia Heights, and other residential areas in Bernalillo County
Wastewater in the service area flows through the system of sewer pipelines that the Water Reclamation Division builds and maintains. The sewers carry it to the Southside Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP). SWRP receives and reclaims about 60 million gallons of wastewater daily. Residential customers produce about 80 percent of this wastewater. The SWRP recycles about 200 million gallons of water each year, which is used for cleaning and irrigation.