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Posted on: November 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Water Outage Late Monday Night in Sequoia Avenue Neighborhood


Residents in the following areas will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Man’s Construction, under contract with New Mexico Department of Transportation, will be tying in the new Avenida de Mesilla water main at south Valley Drive. The areas to be affected are:

  • 1240 south Valley Drive and 1290 south Valley Drive;
  • Aspen Avenue: From Aspen Court to south Valley Drive;
  • Sycamore Drive: From Sequoia Avenue to Aspen Avenue;
  • Hickory Drive: From Sequoia Avenue to Aspen Avenue.

Adjacent areas may also be affected. If water on your street is scheduled to be turned off, crews will post a door hanger notice a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

When service is restored, residents may notice discolored water due to iron, manganese and calcium deposits. Although the water is safe to drink, the City recommends waiting for the water to become clear before washing laundry.

The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, residents should flush all faucets in the house or business for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call the City of Las Cruces at 526-0500 for assistance.

For information, call the Public Works Department, Contracts Administration at 575/528-3098. The TTY number is 575/541-2182. For after-hour assistance, call Utility Dispatch at 575/526-0500.

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