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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Uses High-End Tech to Keep Infrastructure Secure

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9/20/20.

A new pressure reducing valve was installed on Well 117 and it was time to connect it into the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitoring system. That system, known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities: Thanks for Masking Up!

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/11/20.

Las Cruces Utilities thanks residents for masking up to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Our associates join you in keeping our community safe!

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Know Your Metal: Las Cruces Utilities Fights Gas Line Corrosion

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09/18/20.

Every pipe put in the ground can face damage, like rainwater shifting dirt and a line being punctured by rocks. However, steel gas lines face other challenges; they can corrode wi...

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Posted on: September 13, 2020

City Council Votes to Rename Las Cruces Utilities Water Quality Laboratory to Honor Former Director

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/13/20.

Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., may not have known it at the time, that when he drove down from Utah to start work at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1989 as a utilities design engineer,...

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Posted on: September 6, 2020

City Growth May Mean New Trash Pickup Days for Customers

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09/06/20.

Las Cruces is growing, and with that growth comes a need for utility services at homes and businesses including natural gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal. Las Cruce...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Says Goodbye to Its Biggest Supporter

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 9/4/20.

“A gentleman and a scholar, that describes Dr. Jorge Garcia,” said City of Las Cruces (City) Mayor Ken Miyagishima of retired Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Director Dr...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Keep Your Las Cruces Waste Bill the Same: Reduce Your Bin Size

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels   The $2-dollar Solid Waste increase goes into effect September 1st and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has an option to keep your bill the same while supporting reduction of waste. Every dollar counts a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

American Public Gas Association Shares COVID Tips with Virtual Tour

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By Cassie McCLure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin August 28, 2020.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) hosted a Virtual Stop of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) on August 13th. During the meeting, the organization was able to share new best practices ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Hands-On Training at Utilities Water Quality Laboratory with DACC

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 08/21/20.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitors the water quality throughout the city in its own state-of-the-art laboratory off Motel Boulevard. It’s not just a place for testing, it&...

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Posted on: August 30, 2020

After the Storm: Las Cruces Utilities Keeps Services Safe

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/30/20.

Pete Duran, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Interim gas system operations supervisor, had his own home lights go out thanks to the microburst storm last week. He knew too, that there w...

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Posted on: August 23, 2020

Coming Soon, One Call: Answers for Trash & Recycling

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/23/20.

There may be several trash cans in the house. Some waste baskets are in different rooms; some are only filled with cardboard and milk jugs for recycling. But, all the trash funnels i...

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Posted on: August 16, 2020

Disinfecting Wipes Are Not Flushable and Hurt Pipes

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 8/16/20.

In an effort to disinfect as much as possible during COVID, a similar nemesis in flushable wipes are hitting Las Cruces drains. With an uptick of bleach-soaked or disinfectant wipes, ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Gas Technician Gives Back with Children’s Book

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 8/14/20.

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) associates are a dedicated part of the local community. Now, one of its gas technicians, Tony Quintero, has demonstrated that spirit of community even more ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2020

Learning Responsible Land and Water Stewardship with Las Cruces Utilities

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By Cassie McClure

Published in Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 08/09/20. 

Outside the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Administration building is its Demonstration Garden, filled with native trees and plants. However, New Mexico State University (NM...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Dr. Harry Hardee Joins Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners

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By Cassie McCLure

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin July 31, 2020.

The LCU Board of Commissioners, established in December 2006, initiates each new member in the depth and breadth of its operations to be able to provide oversight of the operations for th...

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Posted on: July 26, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Tour: Understanding the Infrastructure

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By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) covers a lot of ground - supplying safe natural gas, providing clean water, treating wastewater, and removing solid waste. For new Commissioners to the LC...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Producing less trash? Switch to a smaller container!

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Las Cruces Utilities offers a smaller capacity, 64 gallon Compact container for our residents who find they don’t regularly fill their full-size 96 gallon container. Using the smaller 64 gallon container will also save you $2.00 per month on you...

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