County: Water Line Break On DP Road


Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding today to a water line break on DP. 

Water service was shut off to all customers on DP Road at noon and is expected to be restored back on at 2 p.m. after crews make the repairs. 

DPU offers the following considerations for customers when their water is restored:

  • At first water 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 has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main. While aesthetically unpleasant, it does not pose a health risk.
  • Flushing plumbing lines can help clear up the water sooner. DPU advises to use cold water taps for flushing. This saves energy and also prevents stirring up sediment in the hot water heater tank. 

If water quality problems persist for more than two days, contact DPU at 505.662.8333 or send an email to

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