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Outreach Report ytiLas Cruces Utilities -7._1131.0 Public Outreach and Education Summary UTILITIES Prepared for the LCU Board Meeting on January 10, 2019 *cog ems crates Newspaper Articles: LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS / LAS CRUCES BULLETIN Edible Snowmen and Christmas Magic with LCU Published Sunday, December 16, 2018, in the Las Cruces Sun-News '', ,1 •::1:- *�Q . , 7.; 1 p'• It was chilly and windy, ' _ .w 1 . , 1 but that didn't stop Las i t . 4 Cruces Utilities (LCU) employees from `` �' 4" ; •* volunteering their time �, 1.- at the annual tree f .-• lighting at the Plaza de k / f Las Cruces. Hundreds � . ' of residents came out to - share in the fun of the la1 s , Christmas spirit, and - •"' - ..,,k4 l'• LCU was right there to in help children make magic out of everyday _.,, & household snacks. "The popularity of the event is increasing for sure!"noted Rhonda Diaz, LCU water conservation program coordinator. "We assisted with about 350 marshmallow snowmen as an edible craft this year." Fire Flow Tests: Part of Emergency Preparedness Published Friday, December 21, 2018, in the Las Cruces Bulletin When seconds count, firefighters need to know they can trust the • _ water pressure from fire h hydrants to battle - 110. . Oh. blazes. That's why Las 1 -81 Cruces Utilities (LCU) periodically tests its fire r %. +' l .. r ,., - hydrants to make sure c ,,,.. z ` i _ r .,, the pressure in the lines -•\‘',, ,,. y " ' can sustain the need for the area. PAGE 1 2019 Grappler Calendars Headed to your Mailbox Published Sunday, December 23, 2018, in the Las Cruces Sun-News This year don't look for the annual Grappler/Green - Grappler calendar hanging on your doorknob –because it will arrive by mail. This -„-, :: r calendar answers the all- important question: what ~ k ,.ip =�: day do the Grapplers come by MY house? ' `�` " " "We're trying a new delivery . 1 method to get this information into customers - hands," explains Robin Lawrence, Las Cruces { -, "' 9 Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste administrator. Starting December 18th, the calendars will be mailed out. The monthly Grappler and Green Grappler services provided by the City come without additional charge and are designed to remove items that are too large to fit in your curbside trash bin. New LCU Water Quality Lab Prepares to Shine Published Friday, December 28, 2018, in the Las Cruces Bulletin ;,7 - The construction for the new ,,,,,,.6, :., r . Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) - j Water Quality Laboratory is I + in full swing and progressing I I on schedule. It's beingbuilt 1114111k � � �' I , _, near the old laboratory, 1 '' _1 , 10 outside the Jacob Hands �` " Ii4 Wastewater Treatment P., 1 I AM ' sii• iii Facility(JHWWTF) off W. ,' - ; - Amador Avenue. ■ I�.!II 5 - —o�. The new buildinis a state I 11 ! - -- of-the-art $4.4 million -r.F grQS "" investment in the continued y , safety of drinking water in r Las Cruces for decades to come. PAGE 2 Live Christmas Tree Recycling begins December 29th (Press Release) Distributed to all regional media by the PIO Office Unsure where to take _ . your wilting Christmas tree after the holidays i 1 are over? Rb vcle our Rip & 1 Head over L IS TNI 4 S .) ii to the Old Foothills es H: re Landfill at 555 S. E r ASH AUL ED 4 Sonoma Ranch Blvd., rr s • ' for free disposal of ` ii your tree. During - - Ill business hours, i Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can bring their trees directly to the green waste area. After hours and on Sunday when the landfill is closed, a roll-off container will be available outside the gate starting Saturday, December 29th through Sunday, January loth. LCU Recognizes Employees'Accomplishments Published Sunday, December 3o, 2018, in the Las Cruces Sun-News Las Cruces /�, : A Utilities (LCU) is 44,' staffed by those `' . who go above and beyond on their 1 "` _ �` daily rounds, at J career fairs, and �- .7.:.7a:,_ working on `�l special projects. �.� _ P-' i For those /\ 4 -1 employees, once a year LCU is Ilr + happy to Ii highlight their achievements. This year's Excellence in Innovation award went to Sammy Atencio, LCU Solid Waste Laborer who designed and fabricated installation hardware in support of a grant. "The City acquired a Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant," explained Robin Lawrence, LCU Solid Waste Administrator. PAGE 3 PRINT ADS i. 'r • af- AS1.. - - - WATER service provided to more than r• ..; s. service provided ti. - ! =.:,7".•' au to more than ' 39,000 customers. -,'• 32,000 customers. ice , '-1 '. T,r " Aa' Gw�¢ .r GriCa — � �@ 'tltilitics Customer ServiCC - � b % + 1�"--�'•`� . n •,1.7mgg w.las-cruces.aanrei psnwraamww �epa•• . _..a '..$• d i�• . ..- •anew e ... 9anwinova dependab. WASTE- I rel iableSOLID WATER f At. WASTE �- ; service provided 1 " z • "._ service provided to more than to more than • 133,000 customers. f 34,000 customers. 'It : eRe.,., ... pp', -titltieS"•, r -Cr •rvice:5 - i S rnaerService: ,:; _.__r. ea e.•.1w l;l. r ecs.ergien•depAtIC.n • p� np:thionrla•cruss.arglontde. •I,•I• ! •• Y. KRWG RADIO UNDERWRITING MESSAGES NM KING STATE 90.7 FM n P r TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS Las Cruces Utilities, now offering TWO full-service Customer Service locations: City Hall and the new East Mesa Customer Service Center - open 9 to 6,just off Highway 7o at 51-95 Bataan Memorial West. EAST MESA SERVICES Las Cruces Utilities. For "in person" Customer Service, stop by City Hall OR our new East Mesa Customer Service Center - at 51-95 Bataan Memorial West -to activate or deactivate services, make a payment or visit with a Collections agent. GO CLEAR! (Clear plastic bags for Green Grappler) Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Green Grappler comes by your house monthly to pick up yard waste for recycling. Be sure to use CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS to contain grass clippings and leaves, so the Green Grappler driver can see that it's green waste at the curb and not trash. More information from LCU at 528-3500. PAGE 4 MESSAGING ON CITY BUSES Do NOT flush MEDICATIONS,RAGS,or WIPES down the toilet L iIT'SATOILET 0L /�:cRCS om NOT A TRASH cAN .c.....FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 528-3500 1111 GREEN GRAPPLER Tree Branches+Leaves+Grass Clippings=Green Waste r ". 0 ''gyp .0 ' CLEAR BAGS Once- Your FREE _ a Month Green �iy-: t`k For Drivers Curb Waste Composted +I y'�.Oh To GREEN Mulch W WASTE Pickup Becomes UTILITIES 1 Lor 01 Irol GQ CLEAR! For More Information Call(575)528-3700 safeGAS•cleanWATER •dependableWASTEWATER • reliableSOLIO WASTE li `"' Ir, 4 1 Providing utility ' r services to more 4 than 100,000 ' residents and businesses. • 4c6t Utilities Customer Service:541.2111 R P...damnnnn b,...i.....,,�....a...:n.nn,,,,om.tS*. ! Water belongs here. .0'.... ''t `y` :.-I ' Not here• - _ - ,:,g 0 c�vc • .. a jAhlik IA '.---- -- REPORT WATERING VIOLATIONS Call (575) 518-4444. City 51 las Cruces Suzanne Michaels Suzanne Michaels Communications Public Outreach for LCU PAGE 5