Water Line Break On Capulin Road In North Mesa


Approximately 40 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers in the Capulin Road area in North Mesa have very low or no water pressure. 

At approximately 3 p.m. today, a water line was hit by a contractor while excavating on Capulin Road. 

Water restoration to affected customers is estimated between 6 and 7 p.m. today.

DPU offers the following consideration to customers when 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 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us. After hours, customers can call police dispatch at 505.662.8222.


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