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LCU Public Outreach Newsletter August 2020 cpcc Las Cruces Utilities •� �� Public Outreach Newsletter Prepared for the LCU Board Meeting on August 13, 2020 Cily of Eaa Cruces Natural Gas Availability Getting Closer for All Talavera Customers Published Sunday, July 3, 2020, in the Las Cruces Bulletin For Dan Norris, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) gas systems inspector, it was p the end of the line this month as he y ' and his gas crew finished the year- w long construction phase of the Talavera 8-Inch High Pressure Gas Pipeline Extension project to bring natural gas to 96o parcels in the Talavera subdivision. Over the past 12-months, LCU has t _ , installed 2.'7 miles of 8-inch high- pressure steel pipe and 4.6 miles of 4-inch low-pressure pipe to begin providing service to Talavera neighborhoods. Read more... Conditional Hiring Now at �- Las Cruces Utilities Published Sunday, July 5, 2020 in the Las Cruces Sun- 1 -- ±, News _ - If you've ever wanted a career with r Y 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 ���;, s .. searching for good workers willing �"41 ' A to be trained to achieve the necessary certifications for specific jobs. It's called "conditional" hiring. Jake Holes is one LCU employee who has taken full advantage of conditional hiring to move up and create a long-term career 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... PAGE 1 Really, You Have a Water Leak! Published Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the Las Cruces Sun-News Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology is now providing detailed data on thousands of water meters throughout the city; data that was not available ' with previous water metering. Previous meters did not ' '$ register and record hourly water consumption that ,<< »r. provides the data to identify ��� t leaks. Now Las Cruces Utilities s "" s �► '+��h; Y (LCU) customers are having a hard time believing they have leaks — even when notified. ►;fir - 1.�"�11:�i�-o�� Read more... Endless Opportunities with Las Cruces Utilities Published Friday, July 17, 2020 in the Las Cruces Bulletin For the last 20 months, Senior Water Maintenance Worker, John Philip Flores, has been learning new things daily at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). - For him, this job was the next step in - a career with the City of Las Cruces, but now with a new focus: helping provide clean drinking water to his fellow residents. Read more... PAGE 2 LCU Honors Gas Workers Published on Sunday, July 19, 2O20 in the Las Cruces Sun-News Usually, Gas Workers are honored - March 181h. It's the date of a horrific �- = school explosion in New London, Texas, in 1937.An estimated 300 people died. The New London school x board had canceled their natural gas e contract for the school and had plumbers tap into a residue gas line for "raw" or"wet" natural gas...because it was less expensive. ' The annual salute to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) gas workers is to honor them for their day-in-and-day-out safe gas distribution to residents of Las Cruces even during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more... Las Cruces Utilities Tour: Understanding the Infrastructure Published on July 26, 2020, in the Las Cruces Sun-News Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) covers a lot of ground - supplying safe natural gas, providing clean water, treating wastewater, and removing solid waste. For new Commissioners to the LCU Board and new Las Cruces City Councilors, an . in-depth tour of LCU facilities gives an up-close introduction to the world of critical infrastructure that keeps the city running. Read more... PAGE 3 Dr. Harry Hardee Joins Las Cruces Utilities Board of Commissioners Published July 31, 2O20 in Las Cruces Bulletin The LCU Board of Commissioners, established in December 20o6, initiates each new member in the depth and breadth of its operations to be able to provide oversight of the operations �- for the general public. The Board consists of seven Commissioners, two of whom are seated City Councilors. The most recent addition to the Board, Dr. Harry Hardee, took two, half-day tours to see different Utilities facilities and meet associates who help provide i services to the community. Read more... Clarifier Rehabilitation Critical to City Infrastructure Published Friday, July 20, 2020 in Las Cruces Bulletin After 37 years of diligently churning through what Las Cruces has to offer it, one of the two primary . :-*-■� clarifiers at the Jacob Hands � r Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is being rehabilitated. The facility processes 3.3 billion gallons of wastewater every per year and the clarifier is a critical piece of infrastructure that supports the ' city's quality of life. Read more... N PAGE 4 Producing less trash?Switch to a smaller container! Distributed to regional media through PIO, Thursday, July 27, 2020 Las Cruces Utilities offers a smaller capacity, <. 64-gallon Compact container for our residents LAS CRUCES who find they don't regularly fill their full-size UTILITIES 680 N.MOTEL BLVD. 96-gallon container. Using the smaller 64- gallon container will also save you $2.00 per month on your bill! With the new Solid Waste Rate Increase of$2.00, switching to the 64- gallon container will keep your Solid Waste costs the same as you are currently paying for the large 96-gallon container. Contact LCU Customer Central at 575 54- 1-2111, or email them at: CustomerServicePlas-cruces.org to request an exchange of your 96 gallon container for a compact 64 gallon container today. Read more... PRINT ADS .e, SAFEGAS service . . provided to more than 100,000 residents and businesses. GRC��y1 SAFEGAS GLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLID WASTE UU1rdesQftmer$Wce;541.2111 htlp;llwww.las-cruces.orglenldepartmentslutilitiesRTI � � r s erV ICe provided to more than ' 100,000 residents and businesses. PyyGRU SAFEGAS GLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLID WASTE DtllitiesCnbmer Service:541-2111 http:llwww.las•cruces.orglenldepartneentsluHIN s PAGE 5 PRINT ADS...(cont.) Service provided to more than 100,000 residents and businesses. e°R''e SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESDLID Utilities Custnmer5ervic&541.2111 hdpJlwww.las-cruces.arglenidepartmenWaTilies o.,..... RELIABLE SOLIDWASTE service provided to I ` more than 3 100,000 g residents and r businesses. I �'�Gp4""ces SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDARLEWASTEWATER AELIARLMHD WASTE = UtifitiesCustemerService;541.2111 hlip,flwww,las-cruces.srgleuldeparlmeatslutiiities 8,,,,�,q, - 11 Ili �• � r of Las Crute2 SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DERENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESGLID WASTE Utilities Custner Service:541-2111 http:flwww.las-traces.erglenldepartmentslublites PAGE 6 MESSAGING ON CITY BUSES PLAY YOUR ■ Water Report watering violations, cad' 55} 8-444 . Protecting Las Cruces' Underground Utilities a1, t I e N a 1 1 WE GM-CLEAN WATER DEPENDA51LE WASTEWATER REI,IAI3I,E SOLID WASTE �� •� - Find Your - Careers with Itimo Las Cruces i"Utilities - rl of Las Cruces For more inforrmtriion call + 0 DOW of l85Cr11ces Las Cruces Utilities al 528-35a0 or wvjt http:liwww.lay-cruces.orW20011work-ror-Us U u S STM% PAY IN PERSON AT THESE TWO LOCATIONS: CITY HALT: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. PAGE 7 KRWG KRWG RADIO UNDERWRITING 90.7 FM � 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. PAGE 8