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Spring/summer water restrictions now in place


Citywide spring/summer water restrictions began April 1, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.

With the restrictions in place, watering outside vegetation is prohibited 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day.

The city watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered addresses to water outside vegetation during non-restricted hours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Residents with odd-numbered addresses are permitted to water Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. No watering is permitted on Mondays.

The Las Cruces Utilities Department (LCU) Water Conservation Program (WCP) has a 24-hour, recorded voicemail hotline, 575-528-4444, to report water waste, including watering on the wrong day or time, water leaving the property or ponding on the property and/or not using a bucket and shut-off nozzle to wash vehicles or pavement. When calling, provide the date and time, along with the location or address of the infraction.

LCU plans 40 years in advance, continuing to develop and maintain a sustainable water supply through a proactive conservation program using water from Mesilla Basin, Jornada del Muerto and the Rio Grande, according to the city website. LCU is a permitted water system and is allowed only a limited amount of water from the two aquifers, the website said, making water essential.

For more information on ways reduce indoor and outdoor water usage, contact WCP Coordinator Rhonda Diaz at 575-528-3549, or email rhdiaz@las-cruces.org.

Visit www.las-cruces.org/1285/Water-Conservation.