News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/19/2021 3:25:17 PM to 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

City Manager Report

Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] New Infrastructure for Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Treatment Facility

Joaquin Murillo Next to the Motor

By Cassie McClure  

The Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Facility (Facility), operated by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), treats approximately 150,000 gallons of wastewater a day.

There is plenty of equipment that helps those thousands of gallons get processed, and in time, that equipment needs to be replaced.

“Those aeration blowers were originally purchased and installed new at the Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility in 1983 and 1984,” said Joaquin Murillo, LCU assistant plant manager. “They supplied air for our Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility Aeration Basin up until the year 2000 when LCU added a second aeration basin to the process.”

During that time, the aeration blowers were swapped out for four new natural gas aeration blowers. The old ones were refurbished and repurposed to supply air for the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Facility. The motor was pulled out, inspected, and repaired as part of the preventive maintenance program.

At 999 Crawford Road, the Facility is authorized by the New Mexico Environment Department to treat as much as 400,000 gallons per day of domestic and industrial wastewater. So, it’s ready for the growing Las Cruces Innovation & Industrial Park (LCIIP).

The Facility not only serves the LCIIP but also serves Las Cruces International Airport. However, most of the waste currently comes from the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility.

Wastewater flows in and spends 42 days going through the clean-up process using a synthetically lined impoundment treatment system – which are the holding ponds that the birds in the area love. Then, the clear effluent is discharged on 90 acres of irrigated property.

Las Cruces Utilities Customer Central can be reached from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 575/541-2111. LCU provides services to approximately 100,000 Las Cruces residents and businesses.

Photo caption:

Joaquin Murillo, LCU assistant plant manager, stands next to the motor to give a sense of its size. These blowers help the process to service the growing industrial park.

Note: This story was recently published in the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City Manager Report


Children's Book Fair at Sage Café

Posted on: June 2, 2023
City Councilors

City Council to Meet June 5, 2023

Posted on: June 2, 2023
Visita Las Cruces Unveils New Logo

Visit Las Cruces Unveils New Logo

Posted on: May 30, 2023
Kids Expo

Kids EXPO 2023

Posted on: May 26, 2023
Model wearing dress made out of recycled items

Trashion Fashion Show

Posted on: May 25, 2023
Free Swim Days 2023

Free Swim Days 2023

Posted on: May 22, 2023
Photo of Downtown Las Cruces from sidewalk looking at the exterior signs of businesses.

SizeUp Business Tool

Posted on: May 15, 2023
People watching a movie in the park

2023 Movies in the Park

Posted on: May 11, 2023
Shoulder Work

Las Cruces Dam Maintenance

Posted on: May 1, 2023
Volunteers picking up trash in front of colorful mural

Team Up to Clean Up 2023!

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Small toy tractor pushing alphabet block which read B I D

New Website Bid Module

Posted on: August 12, 2021