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Water Main Break at Farney Lane and Hixon Drive 2017

Residents and businesses in the area of Main Street, east to El Paseo, and University Avenue north to Apollo Drive, are currently experiencing a water outage due to a main break in the area.

Water employees hope to have the water back up in about 3 hours or about 1:30 p.m.

The City of Las Cruces Water section is on site helping to repair the main and will be completing a water line tie-in now that the water service is down.

City of Las Cruces employees are hanging door notices to residents affected by the outage. Area residents may notice discolored water due to iron and manganese. Although the water is safe to drink, City officials recommend waiting to wash laundry until after the water becomes clear.

The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, residents should flush outside and/or cold-water faucets in the house for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call the City at 526-0500 for assistance.