DPU Public Meeting On Revised Water Supply Plan


Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) invite the public to a presentation on its revised Long-range Water Supply Plan.

he meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Copies of the Plan are available on the DPU website https://rebrand.ly/DPUWaterSupplyPlan.

DPU contracted with Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (DBS&A) for support in revising the Plan. Using the original format and data from the council-adopted 2006 Long-range Water Supply Plan, DBS&A updated the Plan to:


  • Reflect current population and water demand projections;
  • Evaluate potential climate change impacts;
  • Assess various water supply options, including the County’s San Juan-Chama water rights; and
  • Incorporate recommendations from the Los Alamos County Council during a March 2017 council meeting.

The revised Long-range Water Supply Plan will be presented to the Board of Public Utilities at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave. If approved, the Plan will be scheduled to go to the County Council to be considered for adoption. 

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and the public is always welcome. Note, that the December 2017 meeting has been moved to Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 due to scheduling conflicts. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us |505.662.8333 | www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/UTILITIES.


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