Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities report that crews overseeing the natural gas, water delivery, and sewer systems will be in mandatory safety related training Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24.
Due to limited staffing levels, all incoming routine customer requests for these days will be scheduled for Wednesday, May 25.
Utilities Manager Tim Glasco stated that “We are committed to the safe and reliable operation of our facilities and place tremendous importance on proper employee training. As such, I thank our customers in advance for their cooperation and understanding with our limited ability to handle routine gas, water and sewer requests this Monday and Tuesday.”
Glasco clarified that crews will continue to respond immediately to all emergency utility situations, such as a gas leak, a water break or sewer backup. Additionally, meter reading and line locating services will continue uninterrupted.
The DPU gas, water and sewer division comprises 45 employees who oversee 162 miles of water transmission & distribution lines, 143 miles of gas distribution & service lines and 150 miles of sewer collection mains in Los Alamos County. Operation of the County facilities falls under state and federal regulatory agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the New Mexico Environment Department.