City Utilities works with Juarez on water collaboration

June 2018

In Las Cruces, LCU, a city department, drills wells, pumps and treats water, and builds infrastructure to deliver the precious resource to more than 100,000 residents and businesses.

In Juárez, however, a private enterprise, Grupo CARSO (a Mexican global conglomerate owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim) operates the Juárez well field and has built the pipeline infrastructure to provide water to a portion of the estimated 2 million residents and businesses in Ciudad Juárez. Then Grupo CARSO bills the Ciudad Juárez water authority for the services provided.

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