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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Invest in an Organization that Invest in You: Careers at LCU

Silvia Carrizal, LCU receivables representative senior, is ready to listen and help customers who ca

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/17/20

Silvia Carrizal started with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1995 as a 6-month temporary staff on the switchboard. She directed customers to the right departments an...

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Posted on: January 12, 2020

Keeping an Ear to the Ground to HEAR Leaking Water

KEEPING AN EAR - FINAL -TO THE GROUND TO HEAR LEAKING WATER JAN2020 (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/12/20

You might have seen them on your street, two Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) leak detection technicians wearing large headphones, likely close together and moving slowly while ex...

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Posted on: January 5, 2020

Elementary Students Invited to Name LCU Underground Robot Truck

Underground truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/5/20

You might only picture an “underground city” beneath the streets of big cities like New York City or San Francisco, but most cities have plenty of passage...

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Posted on: December 29, 2019

2020 Project: Relocating old trash

2020 PROJECT - FINAL - RELOCATING OLD TRASH DEC2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/29/19

About 50 residents and almost 15 City staff members gathered in mid-December at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex to discuss trash. Specifically, removing old trash from ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2019

A Career with Las Cruces Utilities - What does that look like?

a career with LCU - Pascual Rod pointing at location on the map

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/22/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) produces 6.5 billion gallons of clean drinking quality water every year. It’s one of those things you never think about, but there’s an ebb and f...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Find your own Career with Las Cruces Utilities

Find your Career with LCU - Albert Barela leaning on a LCU Truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/20/19 

Wastewater Line Maintenance Crew Leader, Albert Barela, just discovered more concrete under the pavement on Griggs Street. Fixing a pipe is going to take a bit mo...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Community Snapshot: Las Cruces Utilities Celebrates the Holidays at the City's Tree Lighting

LCU tree lighting - employee holding pix frame as family takes photo

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) helped the community celebrate the holidays at the annual City of Las Cruces (CLC) Tree Lighting ceremony. Along with arts and crafts, there was a selfie station for pictures with the southwestern-themed, tumbleweed snowman, and...

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Posted on: December 15, 2019

Substantial Savings with a Switch to Natural Gas

Substantial Savings with a Switch to Natural Gas

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/15/19

One of the main utility services provided by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is supplying safe, dependable natural gas services to its residential customers. “We have many custo...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

New Utilities Technology Finds “Hidden” Leaks

new ut tech finds hidden leaks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

“The problem is…sometimes people don’t know they have water leaks,” said Fred Bourger, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Environmental & Technical Support project manager. &ld...

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Posted on: December 8, 2019

SMART Technology added to LCU Trash Trucks

SW Trucks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/8/2019

Trash trucks on the streets of Las Cruces just got a little “smarter” – joining the ranks of many cities across the country. Las Cr...

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

Happy Microorganisms at Utilities JHWWTF; Critical Partners in Sustainability

Happy Microorganisms

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/1/19 

The success of any operation depends on its employees. For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility (JHWWTF), the tiniest workers neede...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Never a Stop in Emergency Services: AMR on Valley Drive

AMR on Valley Drive

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/22/19

When seconds count, an ambulance cannot be held up by unexpected traffic or be blocked by road reconstruction right in front of their headquarters. That’s why Ame...

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Posted on: November 17, 2019

Starting a new business? Don’t forget Trash Management

New Business

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/17/19

Starting a business is hard enough, it shouldn’t be made harder with worries about how your new business will dispose of trash, and how much trash might...

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