Public Meeting: Camp May Water Pipeline March 1

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COUNTY News:

Officials with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invite interested persons and organizations to a public meeting on the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project as part of the environmental assessment process.

The meeting is 6 p.m. March 1 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University in Los Alamos.

Representatives from Los Alamos County will explain the project and answer questions.

Designed to extend potable water service to the facilities at the Pajarito Mountain Ski area, the project will provide sufficient water for recreational snow making, and fire suppression.

Crossing U.S. Forest Service, Department of Energy and Los Alamos County property, the project scope includes installation of a water pipeline in already disturbed areas along West Rd and the Ski Hill Rd up to an existing tank next to the Pajarito Ski Lodge. The project also will require four new pump stations and a new water tank.

Construction expenses will be cost shared between the County and the Pajarito Recreation Limited Partnership.

During the scoping period of the environmental assessment, the public will have 30 days to provide comments and concerns regarding the proposed project. Staff will analyze the proposed action and any comments raised by the public. The draft environmental assessment will then be made available for public input for an additional 30 days, before it is finalized and a draft decision can be issued.

For more information on the project and maps of the project footprint, please visit the Department of Public Utilities webpage at https://rebrand.ly/DPU-CampMayWater. Questions and comments also can be directed to the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.

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. 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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