Department of Public Utilities


Philo Shelton, Utilities Manager
Utilities Manager, Philo S. Shelton, III, P.E.


Operating under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities, the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is a customer service oriented municipal utility that provides electric, gas, water and sewer services for County residents and businesses and provides wholesale electric and water services to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

After-hours Emergencies: Call Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222


TOP FEATURES

Bidding IFB 22-27 White Rock Water Resource Recovery Facility Improvements
08/17/2021
DPU is accepting bids on the following improvements for the White Rock Water Resource Recovery Facility Project through our contractor Bohannan & Huston.
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Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
07/09/2021
Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the Los Alamos County Council will decide whether to continue in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) on July 21 and July 27, respectively. The CFPP is a proposed nuclear power generating facility to be built at the Idaho National Laboratory using first-of-a kind small modular reactor technology developed by NuScale Power.
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2020 Drinking Water Quality Report
06/23/2021
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has released its Drinking Water Quality Report covering January through December 2020.
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DPU price for natural gas increases
04/13/2021
The cost of natural gas rose significantly in the middle of February. As a result, Los Alamos customers can expect to pay more for gas consumed beginning this month according to officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU). The charge of $0.55 per therm in March was raised to $1.22 per therm on April 8. This charge could continue for the next four to six months.
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Advanced Metering Infrastructure
03/19/2021
Utility Metering Solutions (UMS), under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, began installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for the County of Los Alamos starting the week of March 15. AMI is a method of using radio communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.
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Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020
02/19/2021
The Department of Public Utilities has issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020. You can read it here.
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White Rock Water Resource Recovery Facility Construction
12/09/2020
Los Alamos Dept of Public Utilities is seeking public comment on the following project: DPU proposes to construct a water resource recovery facility to replace the existing White Rock wastewater treatment facility. DPU has been granted funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan program.
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Contact Info

505-662-8333

505-662-8005

customercare@lacnm.us

1000 Central Ave., Suite 130

Customer Care In-Person transactions: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

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