Troubled Sunland Park Faces Water Outages

Jun 18, 2013

A troubled New Mexico border town rocked by a recent election extortion case and allegations of voter fraud now faces water problems.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office warned Sunland Park residents Monday that a well in the city was out of service and the problem could spark system-wide water outages.

The office said that Camino Real Regional Utility Authority users are advised to immediately implement and maintain a strict conservation schedule until the well repairs have been confirmed and the system is once again fully pressurized.

Officials say the well may be repaired by Tuesday.

The Camino Real Regional Utility Authority provides water service for Sunland Park and most of the unincorporated areas around the Santa Teresa County Club and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.

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