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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Water Outage for Stanford Street

image of faucet dripping water

Residents on Stanford Street from Dartmouth Avenue to the Gillem Lateral will experience a water outage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday May 11, 2021 for the connection of a new water line to the existing water system. Adjacent areas also may be affecte...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Water Line Cleaning for Various Locations to Begin May 10

Water Line Cleaning

Las Cruces Utilities will be cleaning water lines using the Neutral Output Discharge Elimination System (NO-DES) in the Avalon park, Camelot Gardens, Valley Gardens, Highland Manner, North Highland Addition, Highland Place Addition, Corazon Del Valle, Gol...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

New Infrastructure for West Mesa Industrial Park Treatment Facility

Joaquin Murillo Next to the Motor

By Cassie McClure  

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 5/7/2021

The West Mesa Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Facility (Facility), operated by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), treats approximately 150,000 gallons of wastewater per day. There’s pl...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Public Encouraged to Participate in Natural Gas Rate Review

gas meter outside of someone's home

Residents have until May 26, 2021 to provide input on new Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas Rate Review options. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is a department of the City of Las Cruces but is not funded by tax dollars. It has been 10 years since LCU last revi...
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Posted on: May 2, 2021

UtilityHawk Keeps an Eye Out for Waste

Luis Gonzales

By Kelly Koepke

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 5/2/21

Imagine what an undetected water leak at your home or rental property could cost you over time. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion ga...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Utility Customer Advisor Group (UCAG) to Seek Input on Gas Rate Review

The Utility Customer Advisory Group (UCAG) wants to hear from the public about the gas rate review. UCAG has reviewed the presentation by consultant Stantec Consulting that evaluated current gas rates, examined revenue requirement, and the cost of providi...

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Posted on: April 25, 2021

Pay your LCU Monthly Bill with One-Click

By G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/25/21

Have you joined UtilityHawk yet? It’s a free service provided by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) that allows you to track natural gas and water usage information and is updated four times a day...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

UtilityHawk Saves Money, Conserves Water

LCU Crew Working on Service Line

By Kelly Koepke 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/23/21

Las Cruces Utility (LCU) customer Jo Nash recently received a notification that upwards of 60 gallons of water per hour were continuously flowing through her meter. The alert was made po...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

THERE’S A WEB SITE FOR THAT! LCU Customers Able to Track Bill and Usage

By G.H. Scott 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/16/21

If you’re looking to track your water usage or you’re wondering if your bill is within budget, there’s now a website for that! As a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU)...

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Posted on: April 18, 2021

CONSERVATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! LCU Customers Will be Able to Track and Budget Usage

By G.H. Scott

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/18/21

We live in a desert. Water is precious. Finding an easy way to conserve this valuable resource is important to us all. The question is, how can we make conservation a priority with a busy schedule? ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Performs Inspection of Gas Transmission Lines

LCU Inspection of Gas Transmission

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/11/21

It might be hard to understand why a Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Corrosion Technician has what looks like ski poles, a rolled wire backpack, and is staring down at a small screen hanging on his c...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Water Conservation in Action with New Las Cruces Utilities NO-DES Truck

LCU No Des Filter

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/9/21

With the help of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) project, the City of Las Cru...

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Posted on: April 4, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helps Disburse Various City and Community Aid and Utility Bill Balances

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 4/4/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) works with many City of Las Cruces (City) departments that together are working to help residents and businesses come through to the other side of the pandemic, especia...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Sewage Line Extension now moves in to Phase II at Hacienda Acres Subdivision

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 4/2/21

During the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session, a $1,006,370.00 grant was approved for the Las Cruces Septic Systems Replacement project, Hacienda Acres is one of two areas in Las Cruce...

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Posted on: March 28, 2021

Closer to a Sustainable Future: Assistant City Manager Tours LCU Facilities

LCU ACM Tour (2)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/28/21

A blustery and chilly day made for dramatic skies around the Organ Mountains, especially with the view from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility. There were more peopl...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director Selected for Duke University’s 2021 Water Innovation Leadership

LCU Carl Clark after pic

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/26/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director Environmental & Technical Support Carl Clark has been selected as one of the 17 fellows in the yearlong 2021 Water Innovation Leadership ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2021

When Winds Blows, Make Sure Trash is Bagged

LCU Windy Trash Bin (1)

By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/21/21

It’s that time of year that stirs up dust in the Rio Grande Valley, but the spring winds also capture stray trash, particularly if it’s not bagged. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) reminds residents t...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bringing the Banquet Home: Las Cruces Utilities Annual Awards Celebration

LCU Dinners and Awards Delilah and Gilbert

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/19/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) typically holds their annual awards ceremony during a banquet where associates receiving awards are recognized for their years of service. Those associates c...

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Posted on: March 14, 2021

February Arctic Freeze to Affect Las Cruces Utilities Customer Bills

Gas Meter

By G. H. Scott 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 3/14/21

Due to the extremely cold temperatures in mid-February, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is taking steps to insulate customers from significantly higher natural gas bills. Because of pro-active...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

From Temporary to Opportunity: Las Cruces Utilities Allows for Growth

LCU Alvarado

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 3/12/21

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Laborer Ariana Alvarado likes to work with her hands. She was happy to get a temporary 20-hour per week position at LCU back in June 2020.

Previou...

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