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Water Outage Planned for Portland Drive 2019

Businesses along Portland Drive (southeast of the intersection at Certified Place to the end of the cul-de-sac) may experience a water outage on Thursday, April 4.

The outage is expected to take place between 5 and 9 p.m and will allow a new water line to connect to an existing one.

The only affected business should be the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Resource and Training Center at 1430 Portland Drive. Adjacent areas may also be affected by the outage. If water on your street is scheduled to be turned off, crews will post a door hanger notice a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Once service is restored, residents may notice discolored water due to iron, manganese, and calcium deposits. Although the water is safe to drink, the city recommends waiting to wash laundry until after the water becomes clear. The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, residents should flush all faucets in the house for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call the Las Cruces Utilities Dispatch at 526-0500 for assistance.