County Crews Work To Restore Water To Two Areas


Crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are working to restore water to two areas of town.

Customers on 37, 36 and 35 streets south of Villa Street have little to no water pressure due to a water main break on 37 Street at the bend where 37 Street becomes 35 Street.

Water crews estimate that water will be restored by 7 p.m. today.

Additionally, customers on Alamo Road and Capulin Road, Tsankawi Street and Oro Court have little to no water pressure. Water crews are repairing a broken water valve and estimate water will be restored by 5 p.m. today.

Department officials offer 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.

Direct questions or concerns to the DPU through the Customer Care Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333 or