A water line break in the eastern area neighborhood of Los Alamos has resulted in the loss of water services to customers in the area bounded by Kiva and Myrtle between 4th and 6th Streets. Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are making repairs and anticipate water services will be restored by 5 p.m. today, Thursday.
Department officials advise that when water is restored, some customers may experience cloudy water. This discoloration is due to trapped air in the water pipes and while it is aesthetically unpleasant, the water is safe and poses no health risk.
To clear the lines, DPU recommends flushing home plumbing lines by running all the taps with cold water for several minutes. Questions or concerns may be directed to the DPU through the Customer Care Center Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 505-662-8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.
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. 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.ladpu.com/DPU