Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Water Taps Go Dry in North Hills.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

Residents in Rio Rancho's North Hills neighborhood went without water for most of the day Wednesday.

Some residents were upset that they weren't notified that the city was turning off the water.

Mark Cummings, who lives in the neighborhood, said it was the second time in two months the water to his home had been shut off without notice.

"They're putting water pipes up here and without any notice they shut (the water) off," Cummings said Thursday.

The city's Utility Department confirmed that the water was off in the neighborhood for six to eight hours but said residents were notified.

"We notified residents by having the contractor working on the project place a card on every resident's door," said Dee Fuerst, deputy director of the department. …

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