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LCU Board Outreach Newletter �qc► Las Cruces Utilities 41w*0 Public Outreach Newsletter Prepared for the LCU Board Meeting on October 8, 2020 ,Ocilla us aaess City Council Votes to Rename Las Cruces Utilities Water Quality - Laboratory to Honor Former pm T Director Published in the Las Cruces Sun News 09113120. Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., may not have known it at the time,that when he drove down from Utah to start work at Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1989 as h a utilities design engineer,he was in it for the long haul. However, after 31 dedicated years, the Las Cruces City Council bid Dr. Garcia a fond farewell by cementing his continued legacy and recognition ` 711 of his service, with his name on the City of Las Cruces' (City) new water quality laboratory at 2845 West Amador. Read more here. Know Your Metal:Las Cruces Utilities Fights Gas Line Corrosion Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin o9/18/2o. Every pipe put in the ground can face - — damage,like rainwater shifting dirt and a line being punctured by rocks. }' ; However, steel gas lines face other challenges; they can corrode with rust . _ a over time. There are specific sacrifices involved in maintaining the lines - in �`.. '., •- ;� this case, it's another chunk of metal, •~ called a sacrificial anode,that takes y` `• the heat for corrosion instead of the gas line. Read more here. y�. • .;,ter. PAGE 1 Las Cruces Utilities: Thanks for Masking Up! Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin •i 09111120. Las Cruces Utilities thanks residents for ` masking up to help fight the spread of COVID- t, - 19. Our associates join you in keeping our community safe! Read more here. Las Cruces Utilities Uses High-End Tech to Keep Infrastructure Secure Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 9120120. A new pressure reducing valve was installed on r ;. Well 117 and it was time to connect it into the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) monitoring system. That system, known as SCADA(Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), not only oversees the security at different LCU locations,but also gives LCU staff a vast amounts of data regarding the _ operation of various LCU Gas,Water, and Wastewater systems. Nick Rios, LCU SCADA senior system technician, helps program these systems. Read more here. Simple Techniques to Reduce COVID Exposure: Las Cruces Utilities Stays Safe �s•f Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 09125120. Back in March, change happened quickly for everyone.At Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), the exception was that the services the staff provides to residents — gas,water, and trash disposal — was an C essential function to keep the city running. There of has OY were no plans to shut down, but there were plans to Y6Ff0" 010 keep both staff and residents throughout the city �f°R safe. "We needed to quickly wrap our minds around keeping the shifts going but trying to minimize the risks as much as possible," said Ramiro Pereyra, LCU Gas systems inspection supervisor. "Most of our crews come together at the very beginning of the day when they clock in and receive their assignments." Read more here. PAGE 2 Changes in Utilities Development Impact Fees Benefit City Growth Published in the LC Sun-News, 9/27/2o. At the Las Cruces City Currant Residential 5?8 3/4-inch meter Water and Wastewater Council Work Session Derrelopment Irnpact Fees on Sept. 14, Council approved the DevelepWl3uilderCustomer/End- Rate Base Total reduction of the water development user impact fees (DIF) and Water $1 ,210.00 $678.00 S53 .00 $2,420.00 the increase of the wastewater DIF. Wastewater $971.00 $389.00 583.90 $1,943.00 While the allocation of who pays those fees will be further Proposed Residential 5i8 x 3.4-inch meter Water and Wasiewater discussed by City Development Impact Fees Council, approving the payment of those Developer.-Builder Customer/End- Rate Base Total fees allows the City of user Las Cruces (City) to expand capacity in its Water $1 ,06 ,00 595.00 S469.00 $ ,1 5,00 utilities system to Wastewater $1 ,363,00 $545.00 ssi8.04 $2,726.00 meet the expected growth for water and wastewater capacity as the city grows. Read more here. Las Cruces Utilities: Jobs for the Future Published in the Las Cruces _►1 - —- j�R���N Bulletin, Io/2/2o. It's early in the morning and the contractor is thrilled to see the Las l Cruces Utilities (LCU) truck pull up. LCU Intern Omar Munoz is there to relocate a water line so a water meter can be installed at a new house. In two short months, Munoz has learned enough of the ropes, and of the pipes,to help bring water to new homes in Las Cruces. Read more here. PAGE 3 Fusing Pipes on The Fly: Certification for Local Gas Workers = - Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News, 1014120. When a gas pipe needs to be repaired in the field, it takes a steady hand and plenty of knowledge. ' It is also a process that needs yearly certification and Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) hosts and trains not only .� its staff,but other City of Las Cruces (City) associates and contractors who may also work with City gas lines. Read more here. PAGE 4 PRINT ADS SAFEGAS service provided to r° more than 100,000 residents and ► businesses. ��GRGc� SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOL10 WASTE dtilities Customer Service:541-2111 hitp:llwww.las-cruces.orglenldepartmentslutilities A, ► SLrVICB provided to more than 100,000 residents and businesses. SAFEGAS GLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOt ID WASTE Ildlides Customer Service:541-2111 hflp:l/www.las-cruces.orgeWdepartineatsludllties DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER service provided to more than J 100,000 residents and ; businesses. SAFEGAS CLEANWATER BEPENDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLID ddlities Customer Service:541.2111 tdtpl www.las-cmces.orglenldepa€imertisladlides PAGE 5 RELIABLE WASTE service provided to / more than 100,000 residents and S businesses. S�FEGAS CLEANWATER DEPENDABLEWASTEWATER AELIABLESOLID WASTE UliliGesCustomerServirs541-2111 htp;llwww,las-cruces,orglenldeparlmenlsluHities .,..,o • f v :;�-- 1 I I I 1 �• � � I 4 - f --� C of�asVCrucBS SAFEGAS CLEANWATER DEPEhlDABLEWASTEWATER RELIABLESOLID WASTE Utilities Custoner Service:541-2111 hUp:llwww.las-cruces.urglenldepartmentslublites MESSAGING ON CITY BUSES PLAY YOUR PART. . . Be Water Smart'. Rd= Report watering violations, call (575) 51$-444.4. i Protacting Las Cruces' Underground Utilities PAGE 6 SWE SO-CLEAN WATER-DEPENDABLE WASTEWATER-RELIABLE SOLID WASTE s s Find Your - ~ Careers with j ? 1L Las Cruces Utilities � - ' V f Of Las Cruces � 0 I.. _4A For more informMion call # I:Ry al W4 CrvcEs I.dS Graces 1,1tdities al 628-35M or visit hltp:llwww.las-cruces-a4.2WlAvork-For-l3s U S Thq J�Glk R� 1 } 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. A Al KRWG KRWG RADIO UNDERWRITING MESSAGES 90.7 FM lM Las Cruces Utilities reminds the public that digging requires knowing where underground utility lines are. It's the law and keeps the community safe. For more information, 811 will have answers and send out utilities staff to locate lines. 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 7