TALAVERA WATER SYSTEM DOWN, RESIDENTS URGED TO CONSERVE

TALAVERA WATER SYSTEM DOWN, RESIDENTS URGED TO CONSERVE

Water supplies to more than 60 residences in the Talavera subdivision east of Las Cruces are critically low, and residents are being asked to avoid using water unnecessarily until after the storage tanks serving the area can be refilled.

Doña Ana County Utility Department staff are working with the Talavera Mutual Domestic Water Association to identify the problem and restore the system as quickly as possible. They are being assisted by the City of Las Cruces, which has provided tanker trucks and personnel to address the situation.

District 3 Doña Ana County Commissioner Karen G. Perez, who resides in Talavera, praised the cooperative effort to restore normal water service, saying that the entire operation represents “the very best of public-private partnership and intergovernmental cooperation to safeguard critical infrastructure.”

Only the 60 residences served by the Talavera Mutual Domestic Water Association are affected by the problem. Other residences with water supplied by Moongate Water, a private company, are not affected. Perez said officials at Moongate Water have indicated an unwillingness to assist with the situation.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.