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Posted on: October 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Las Cruces Fall and Winter Water Restrictions Begin

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The Citywide spring and summer daytime outdoor watering restrictions, which were in effect from April 1 through September 30, have expired for this year.

The annual spring and summer restrictions split Las Cruces Utilities customers from watering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every other day, three days a week, depending on the address on the street where they live.

From  October 1 through March 31 LCU customers are allowed to water during these hours only on their designated watering days. The LCU Water Conservation Ordinance and Regulations permits residents to water outside vegetation with:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • Odd-numbered addresses on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
  • No watering is permitted on Mondays.  

Use the 24-hour LCU Water Conservation Program Hotline, at 575/528-4444, and leave a recorded voicemail to report water waste that includes:

  • Watering on the wrong day.
  • Water leaving the property or ponding on the property.
  • Not using a bucket and shut-off nozzle to wash vehicles or pavement.
  • When calling please provide day, time, address, or location. The TTY number, for people who are hearing impaired, is (575) 528-3541.

LCU customers can monitor their water and gas consumption, set up alerts, usage limits, and pay their bill by signing up for free at

LCU encourages residents to use water wisely to conserve for future demand.

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