Water Break In Quemazon Repaired


A water break on Esperanza east of Quedito in the Quemazon neighborhood has been repaired. Photo Courtesy DPU


Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities have repaired the water break on Esperanza east of Quedito in the Quemazon neighborhood. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, water services are restored to the 50 customers on Esperanza and water pressure returned to normal for the rest of the Quemazon neighborhood.

Approximately 200 feet of Esperanza Road near the east Quemazon intersection will remain closed until temporary repairs can be made.

DPU offers the following consideration to customers once water is restored.

  • Water may at first appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so.
  • For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main.  While aesthetically unpleasant, it does not pose a health risk.
  • Flushing home plumbing lines with cold water can help clear up the water sooner.
  • If water quality problems persist for more than two days, contact the DPU at (505) 662-8333.

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 CustomerCare@lacnm.us.  After hours, call police dispatch at (505) 62-8222.

 The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and of course, the public is welcome. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 | www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/UTILITIES.