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LCU Board Outreach Newsletter July 2020 cpcc Las Cruces Utilities •� KM Public Outreach Newsletter Prepared for the LCU Board Meeting on July 9, 2020 e."of[Is buses Newspaper Articles/Press Releases/News Briefs: LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS / LAS CRUCES BULLETIN CONDITIONAL HIRING NOW AT LAS CRUCES UTILITIES Published Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Las Cruces Sun-News If you've ever wanted a career with an organization like Las Cruces Utilities (LCU),but don't quite have all the qualifications...now is the time to take another look. LCU is searching for good workers willing to be trained to achieve the necessary certifications for ,v y specific jobs. It's called ■ _ -`' "conditional"hiring. f,•' E Jake Holes is one LCU employee who has taken full advantage of conditional hiring to move up and create a long-term career _"v"0.1 plan in the LCU Wastewater Line of Business. This is not just a job; it's a full career with all the benefits of working for a City of Las Cruces (City) department. Read more: http://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=�ioi SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING FACILITIES RESUME NORMAL HOURS AND PUBLIC ACCESS (SCSWA/LCU Joint Press Release) Distributed to regional media through PIO, Thursday, June 4, 2020 Effective immediately, all solid waste and recycling facilities operated by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the South Central Solid Waste Authority(SCSWA) resume normal business hours and are open to the general public. All customers are required to use masks and gloves while using the facilities and maintain social distancing. EXTRA CLEANING AT LCU TO PROTECT AGAINST CORONA VIRUS Published Sunday, June 7, 2020, in the Las Cruces Sun-News PAGE 1 While the City of Las Cruces is starting to reopen its departments to the public and adjusting to the "new normal" ae5e of day-to-day life, Las �'p5e Cruces Utilities (LCU) is more - focused than ever on precautions to ensure _ EX-71, the health and f wellness not only of its associates,but -" — also the public. Just as residents are doing at home, LCU has Jim P bumped u the p cleanliness factor by adding extra custodial staff. Read more: hi!p://www.las- cruces.orgICivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2C)27 FIRST CUSTOMER CONNECTS TO LCU NATURAL GAS IN TALAVERA SUBDIVISION (Community Snapshot) Published Friday, June 12, 2020, in the Las Cruces Bulletin The construction phase of a $6.2 - Q4 r, ="" �� million project to bring natural gas to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers in the Talavera Subdivision began in August 2019. Now - - - the very first customer is connected and s pleased that he can finally connect the swimming pool, appliances, fireplace, outdoor grill, and fire pit to natural gas. Read more: http://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3046 PAGE 2 IS IT SMELLY WATER OR DRIED DRAINS? Published, Friday, June 19, 2020 in the Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) delivers approximately seven (7) billion gallons of safe, fresh, and clean water to residential and business customers every year. Occasionally a customer calls in about a bad smell that seems to be coming from a water faucet, especially in an infrequently used bathroom. "Although we will dispatch a Water technician to go check it out, most 00 times that odor is found to be coming from a dry drain or the smell is originating in a hot water heater that needs maintenance, —f_ replacement of the anode, or an increase in water heater temperature," explains Adrienne L. Widmer, P.E., LCU deputy director Water. Read more: http://www.las- cruces.org/CivicAler-ts.aspx?AID=2C)87 GOOD TIME TO SIGN UP FOR NATURAL GAS IN TALAVERA NEIGHBORHOODS Published Sunday, June 21, 2020, in the Las Cruces Sun-News Jeremy McGarvey, „ owner of Renegade �-�!' Construction,has professional , experience working y with natural gas, and is i very clear about the benefits for p homeowners. "Natural gas is abundant and clean energy...while propane is more _. expensive and the propane tanks can be an eyesore," said McGarvey. "We couldn't wait to hook up our pool because we will save so much compared to propane. We also have a firepit and grill that we hadn't converted or connected to propane,just waiting for the natural gas line to make it out to our area." Read more: http://www.las- cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=io46 PAGE 3 BIG TUNA COUNTS ON NATURAL GAS; LCU DELIVERS Published Friday, June 26, 2020, in the Las Cruces Bulletin When pipe manufacturer Big Tuna was looking for a new location to call home,three components were critical: a reliable supply of natural gas, the right weather, and a location near major f customers in New Mexico, West Texas,Wyoming, and Colorado. Las Cruces filled Y the bill perfectly, and Las Cruces Utilities was able to provide the natural gas Big ` Tuna requires. Big Tuna's product: glass- reinforced epoxy pipe, similar to fiberglass, used in oil, gas and mining operations, explained Mike Watters, director of operations for Big Tuna USA. "To manufacture this type of pipe, Big Tuna must have a low humidity climate that stays relatively warm during the winter months," said Watters. "And, we must have a reliable supply of natural gas to run the 520400t oven that reaches 150 to 16o degrees Fahrenheit to speed up the setting of the pipe." Read more: http://www.las-cruces.orgICivicAlerts.aspx?AID=.qo48 PRINT ADS v service ~~ provided to more than - 100,000 l4 residents and r businesses. SAEEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLIU WASTE titilities Customer Service:541-2111 hilp:llwww.las-cruces.orglenldepartmentslutilities PAGE 4 OUT service provided to more than ' 100,000 residents and businesses. 0GRGC� SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESO ID WASTE - Dtilites Customer 5ervin:541-2111 http:llwww.Ias-cuces.orglenldepartmentsluthes DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER service provided to _ more than b 100,000 residents and y; businesses. yGRVC� SAFEGA5 CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLID U ties Gustomer Service;541.2111 hdpVAm.Ias-cruces.orglenldepartmentslutiii6es ,.,....K ► = . 41 , ► service provided to more than 100,000 residents and 4 businesses. y , � RIJ 0. ees 5AFEGA6 CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLID WASTE Hiffies Gustamer Service:541.2111 http:flwww,Ias-crum,srgleuldepartmeutslutil ties aft— PAGE 5 g Providing ! more 100,000 residents and businesses. ---------- � .1" _ i 4 f ofLasCruces e alac,� SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELiABLESOLIO WASTE 11tili5esCusbmer Service:5A1-2111 hN:f/Www.las-cruces.orglenldepartrnentslublilies MESSAGING ON CITY BUSES BePLAY YOUR PART. . . ��. Report watering violations, call (575) 52$-4444. Protecting Las Cruces' Underground Utilities r ! Find Your Careers with �` 1 Las Cruces Utilities ! C V of Las Cruces OR For more inforrna6on call ClhalL"CRIM Las 0mp§!sUtiliti"oil 528-3W or visit INtp:flwww-las-cn.ces-a W20011Work-For-Us PAGE 6 us t PAY IN PERSON AT THESE TWO LOCATIONS: CITY HALL:700 N.Main Street,8 a.m.-5 p.m. EAST MESA CUSTOMER CENTRAL CENTER: 5195 Bataan Memorial West,9 a.m.-6 p.m. R r KRWG KRWG RADIO UNDERWRITING 90.7 FM 11�111 MESSAGES Las Cruces Utilities reminds you: Before you dig— Call 811. The call is free; utility providers come within 48 hours to mark all underground utilities,which could be damaged when digging. Las Cruces Utilities Water Conservation Program reminds everyone: See water running down the street? Help prevent water waste by reporting it at 528-4444• Help sustain our precious water resources. Las Cruces Utilities reminds you: Watering restrictions are in effect - Even addresses can water Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; odd addresses Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. No outdoor watering between io a.m. and 6 p.m., or on Mondays. Suzanne Michaels Suzanne Michaels Communications Public Outreach for LCU PAGE 7