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Posted on: January 22, 2021

After Hours Christmas Tree Disposal Ends Due to Illegal Dumping

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Due to illegal dumping, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will be ending the after-hours Christmas tree disposal at the Foothills Landfill Composting Facility early.Residents may still dispose of their trees - without ornaments, lights, or fake snow - at the fac...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Prides Itself on Protecting Your Money

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/24/21

Rate case arguments between governmental agencies and companies don’t typically make for the most compelling reading. However, these situations are a reminder that there are ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Griggs-Walnut Site Replacing Monitoring Wells

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/16/21

After nearly 12 years at work, some wells that monitor the Griggs-Walnut Groundwater Plume Remediation Project at 163 N. Cottonwood St. will be rehabilitated or replaced. This...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Helped Facilitate the City of Las Cruces' Mask Wearing Effort

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/15/21

It’s a common sight across Las Cruces; masks are strewn across the dashboard of a car or even hanging from a review mirror. The habit has developed to keep our neighbors safe, and now ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities: Know Who to Call

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/10/21

Getting the routine monthly bill for services like trash pickup, natural gas, water, and sewage may be the most interaction a customer may have with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). However...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Infrastructure Allies: Get to Know Your Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/3/21

A group of citizens provides oversight to major improvement to the City of Las Cruces (CLC) infrastructure. The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC) members advise and assist ...

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Posted on: December 25, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Salutes its Heroes

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/25/20

Even with the shutdowns and restrictions, Las Cruces residents could count on this: natural gas will light up their appliances, their tap will flow with clean water, their wastewater ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Las Cruces Utilities Awards Go Virtual

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/8/21

The pandemic has stifled celebrations, but Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is still celebrating – if only via video this year – its successes and the associates who went above and beyond in ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Double Check Your Trash Day with Mailed Grappler Schedule

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/18/2020.

The handy Grappler schedule probably either gets hung up or kept in a drawer and referred to when there is some extra-large trash to be set out by the curb. This year, Las Cruces U...

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Posted on: December 13, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Annual Report Details Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Achievements

By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 12/13/2020

As the end of the calendar year approaches, it’s time to take stock of progress. Even with COVID-19, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) moved the City of Las Cruces infrastructure for...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Congratulates its Graduating Interns

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/11/20.

Two years have flown by, and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Interns Armando Chavez and Eric Medrano are set to graduate with their associate degree in water technology from Doñ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2020

New Truck Serves Up Water Line Cleaning Without Water Waste

City of Las Cruces NO DES Truck

By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/27/20.

In December, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) added a NO-DES truck and trailer to its fleet. Using patented technology, the new equipment will avoid hydrant flushing, cut down on service i...

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Posted on: December 20, 2020

Reminder: Confirm Your Trash Pick Up Date with Grappler Schedule

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 12/20/2020.

The letter that accompanies the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) 2021 Grappler schedule will let Las Cruces residents know what their regular day for trash pickup will be in 2021. For 25 per...

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Posted on: December 6, 2020

Fresh Air and a Walk: Las Cruces Utilities Implements Walking Path for Employees

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By Cassie McClure

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/6/20.

If it’s 10:30 a.m. and there are no meetings scheduled, it’s off for a quick lap around Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) new walking path for LCU Senior Engineer Roc&am...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Start the Conversation to Pay Down a Late Utility Bill

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/04/20.

City Council mandated the suspension to utilities disconnections for non-payment at the start of the COVID restrictions last March. However, those suspensions could be lifted later i...

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Posted on: November 29, 2020

Growing Internal Talent through Collaboration: New Utility Director Delilah Walsh

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/29/20.

When former Socorro County manager Delilah A. Walsh came to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in July 2019 as the first assistant utilities director, her experiences with the new team were ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2020

See Through the FOG: Save Your Pipes from Fats, Oils, and Grease

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By Cassie McClure 

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/27/20.

It’s that week where the trash cans start overflowing and the patience for waiting on grease to cool might be running thin. But a split-second decision of pouring the fat, oil, and g...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities Customer May See Trash Collection Day Change

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Due to city growth and analysis, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will be changing the regular solid waste and recycling pick up day for nearly a quarter of Las Cruces residents starting on January 2021. For those affected by the change in their trash day, a no...

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