Water meter replacement project to be restarted in Las Cruces

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Published: 2022-02-14
Water meter replacement project to be restarted in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES – The City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, will continue its water meter replacement program beginning February 14, in an effort to provide more accurate readings of customer consumption.

During the next week, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will change the meters to digital devices for approximately 150 customers throughout the city, who have smaller water lines and older meters.

The utility explained that the replacement work will be performed by an outside contractor, so water supply may be temporarily affected at the affected homes for about an hour.

Customers who will have their water meters replaced will be notified with a door sign that city crews will post at residences and businesses at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled work.

Las Cruces Utilities’ goal is to keep service interruptions during the work as brief as possible. Also, the number 575/541-2111 was made available to users in case they request additional information or to resolve any questions or complaints.

Between March 2018 and February 2021, LCU saved $2,010,162 by upgrading and retrofitting gas and water meters and implementing a leak detection program.

In 2016, the LCU Board approved a pilot project to implement and evaluate Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for approximately 2,500 water and gas meters in the city’s east side service area. The AMI technology enabled Las Cruces to obtain meter readings more quickly and accurately to bill customers for water and gas usage.

Source: MEXICONOW Staff