More Natural Gas Pipeline Purging Monday And Tuesday At NM502/East Road

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Under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, Paul Parker Construction will work on a section of natural gas pipeline as part of the NM502 roundabout project. Work will occur early in the week on the south side of NM502, east of the intersection at Canyon Rd. Gas will be purged from the line several times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 6.

According to department officials, individuals near the area may small natural gas and hear loud noises during the purging procedure. Vehicle traffic may be stopped for short periods of time to minimize any potential sources of ignition. Purging is necessary to safely release gas out of the line into the atmosphere so work may be conducted safely. The procedure is performed under strict federal regulatory standards and is safe.

Questions or concerns may be directed to the DPU through the Customer Care Center, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 505 662 8333 or

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM. DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. | 505.662.8333 |