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University Estates Las Alturas Water 2018

Las Cruces Utilities will be flushing water lines in the University Estates and Las Alturas water systems between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. beginning Monday, March 5, and continuing through March 7.

The affected area includes the Las Alturas neighborhood east of Interstate 25. The water line flushing is needed to remove iron and manganese that has accumulated in the water systems.

Residences and businesses may experience low water pressure and discolored water during the times lines are being flushed. Although the water is safe to drink, City officials recommend waiting for the water to clear before washing laundry.

The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, residents should flush outside or cold-water faucets for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call the City at 575/526-0500 for assistance. The TTY telephone number, for people who are hearing impaired, is 575/541-2182.