Updated: 6:44 p.m.
Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, repaired the water line on 33rd Street near Aspen Elementary School south of Villa Street. The line is currently being recharged with water and water pressure should return to normal by 6 p.m. for customers in the area.
Department officials offer the following to customers affected by the water break:
- 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.