Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities estimate that water services will be fully restored to customers on 33rd Street through 39th Street and Walnut Street by 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
Crews are currently responding to two water line breaks on 33rd StStreet – one approximately 100 feet north of Villa and the other approximately 100 feet south of Villa in front of Aspen Elementary School. Villa at 34 St. is closed to through traffic. Motorists traveling to Walnut Street, 32nd Street, lower Villa Street and the southern part of 33rd Street are being detoured north onto 34 Street. Expect traffic delays.
Department officials offer the following information to customers once water is restored:
- Water at first may 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 was 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 for a couple of minutes can help clear up the water sooner.
- If water quality problems persist for more than two days, water customers should contact the department at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.