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Valve Exercising Planned for Valley Drive and Avenida de Mesilla

Valve exercising is the closing and opening of valves within the system to ensure they are working properly in the event a water outage is required due to breakage, system maintenance, or system upgrade.

As a result of the valve exercising, residents may notice discolored water due to iron and manganese. Although the water is safe to drink, City officials recommend waiting to wash laundry until after the water becomes clear.

The discoloration should disappear within 24 hours. If it does not, customers should flush outside and/or cold-water faucets for five minutes. If the discoloration remains, call the City at 575/526-0500 for assistance.