Water Outage Planned Tomorrow, May 3, for Two Downtown Streets 2018
A water outage that could affect some downtown homes and businesses will be in effect from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
It has been determined that only five businesses will be affected by the outage, but adjacent areas may also be impacted.
Affected areas include: Griggs Avenue, from Water Street to Alameda Avenue, and Water Street, from Organ to Griggs avenues. City crews will post a door-hangar notices at businesses and homes that could be affected.
Once service is restored, residents may notice discolored water due to iron, manganese and calcium deposits. Although the water is safe to drink, city officials recommend waiting for water lines to clear before washing laundry.
The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, all faucets in the house or business should be flushed for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call Las Cruces Utilities, at 575/526-0500, for assistance. The TTY number, for people who are hearing impaired, is 575/541-2182.