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Posted on: May 15, 2022

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DECARBONIZATION RIDER

University HP 1-ADA

By C.T. Barnes

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.15.22

What do you know about decarbonization? For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers it’s a word you are going to hear a lot about and it will change things for the better. 

In approving...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Seeing Desalination in Action: Las Cruces Utilities Visits El Paso Plant

Las Cruces Utilities El Paso Desalination Plant Tour

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 05.13.22

The future of water in our region will include innovative methods that account for our population growth, like looking at how to treat salty water that may exist deeper underground. El Paso Water (...

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Posted on: May 8, 2022

Before You Dig, Call 811: Las Cruces Utilities

Enrique Arzabal - Gas Line Locator

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.08.22

When property owners called 811 to find the locations of any underground utilities lines before they would dig and maybe hit them, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) would have two specific teams come loca...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Fire Flow Test May 19, 2022

Fire Flow Test

Residences and businesses in the east Lohman area, may experience discolored water between 9 p.m. Thursday May 19, 2022, and 4 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022.  The City of Las Cruces, Water Section will be performing a fire flow test in the e...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

A Day in the Life: Water Production

LCU WP Horacio

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 5.06.22

If it’s a Monday, Wednesday, or a Friday, it’s a day to make the rounds for a crew of six in the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Water Production program. Each of the six has their ow...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

TRANSPARENCY PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN NATURAL GAS RATE INCREASE PROCESS

gas crew pipe laying-ADA

By G.H. Scott

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 05.01.22

By now you have heard the news that the City Council approved Las Cruces Utilities’ (LCU) request to update natural gas rates in order to meet operational needs of the system. What you may no...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Need Help with Your Water Bill? New State Program Available Now

LCU Water Bill

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 04.29.2022

If you’re looking for help paying your utility bill, you might be eligible for relief funds. New Mexico residents have a new program that can help low-income households. New Mexico Huma...

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Water Conservation Plan Steering Committee Reflects on Efforts

LCU Dael Goodman Yard

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 4.24.2022

Two years ago, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) engaged a community-led Water Conservation Steering Committee (WCSC) to give feedback on its long-term water plans and suggestions for steps LCU can take ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities: A Day in the Life of Water Line Maintenance

LCU Zaira

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.15.2022

There are over 700 miles of water pipes throughout the city and it’s up to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) to make sure that when residents or business owners reach for the tap, safe, clean, ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2022

A Molecular Detective: New Las Cruces Utilities Deputy Director of Wastewater Seeks New Solutions

Montoya-Laura

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 4.17.2022

Just as sewer lines weave their way through the City of Las Cruces (City), it wasn’t a straight line for Laura Montoya to become the new Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Deputy Director of Was...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

A Day in the Life: Meters, Valves, and Hydrants

LCU Lara ADA

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.22.2022

It’s 8 a.m., and two crews from Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) are already set up at two locations on opposite sides of town. It’s part of LCU’s Water line of business, e...

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Posted on: April 10, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes a new deputy director for Solid Waste Collections to its team.

Carl Pierce - New Deputy Director of Solid Waste

By Cassie McClure

Published in: Las Cruces Bulletin (Sun News) 04.10.22

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) welcomes a new deputy director for Solid Waste Collections to its team. Coming from Colorado, Carl Pierce joined LCU in March, but is still adjusting to the s...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Meet the New Deputy Director for Water: Ronald Borunda

LCU Borunda

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.08.22

Las Cruces Utilities has a new deputy director of water who has worked his way through different stages of utility work and is now eager to continue his service to Las Cruces and its residents.&...

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Posted on: April 3, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Plans for a Sustainable Future

LCU AMI

By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 4.03.22

For Las Cruces to move toward sustainable energy sources, it will take an adjustment for not only residents but for all departments within the City of Las Cruces (City), which will have to...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Getting Ready for Spring with Las Cruces Utilities

LCU Clear Bags

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 4.01.22

Even though Las Cruces did see snow recently, spring has officially sprung into our lives – since Sunday, March 20! Plenty of residents will see the start of spring and the inching upward ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Co-Sponsors Environmental Design Contest

NMSU-GreenComputer

By Kelly Koepke

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 3.27.2022

In its 32nd year, the WERC Environmental Design Contest organized by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University and co-sponsored by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) brings industry, governm...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

For Las Cruces Utilities, Safety is a Priority

LCU Case Van Dyke

By Cassie McClure

Published in Las Cruces Bulletin 3.25.22

Organizational safety requires the ability to train staff and contractors, inspect workplaces and machinery, and investigate incidents. It also requires a dedication to building the awareness and cu...

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Posted on: March 20, 2022

Las Cruces Utilities Gets New Tech to Improve Field Services

LCU iPads

By Cassie McClure 

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News 3.20.22

Paperwork happens in all jobs. At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), the traditional paper trail includes handwritten work orders that allow LCU crews to get the information they need to get the ...

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