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Bataan Memorial West water outage is Sept. 20


Some businesses and residents will experience a water outage 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. The affected areas are Bataan Memorial West: 3497 Bataan Memorial West to 3551 Bataan Memorial West, and Rinconada Boulevard: 3456 Rinconada Boulevard to 3543 Rinconada Boulevard.

Adjacent areas also may be affected, as Smith and Aguirre Construction connect a new water system.

If water on your street is scheduled to be turned off, work crews will post a door hanger notice a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Once service is restored, residents may notice discolored water due to iron, manganese and calcium deposits. Although the water is safe to drink, the City of Las Cruces recommends waiting for water to become clear before washing laundry. The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, residents should flush all faucets in the house or business for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call the city at 575-526-0500 for assistance.

For more information, call the city Public Works Department/Contracts Administration at 575-528-3098. For after-hours assistance, call city Utility Dispatch at 575-526-0500.