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PSA 7/7/24 Macro Companies, Inc. Transports 2.2 Million Gallons of Potable Water to the City of Las Vegas During Ongoing Water Crisis.

Las Vegas, NM – The City’s contracted disaster recovery consultants, The Sulzer Group, have brought their expertise to the City of Las Vegas and hit the ground running over the past couple of weeks. The City was placed in an impossible situation when all water sources were severely compromised after a devastating cascading flood event of the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire on June 21. The community was left in crisis with only one and half days left of water for consumption, forcing all non-essential businesses to close immediately. The situation was grim, all options on the table were not ideal and time was needed for the transport of a pre-water treatment plant. The current water treatment plant was still able to treat a limited amount of water but it was not able to treat near enough to meet the usage needs of the community due to high turbidity levels within available water sources. The City needed an immediate solution to meet those needs and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Sulzer was determined to make it happen.



Sulzer recommended the City contract Macro Companies, Inc., a company based out of Broussard, Louisiana with the nation’s largest company-owned fleet of trucks and equipment dedicated to disaster response, including large transport for potable water.


Each semi-truck is able to haul a maximum of 6,000 gallons of water each which would require continuous hauling of water for an unknown amount of time to make a dent.


While the plan sounded like an impossible feat, city officials gave the go-ahead and the mission turned into a reality. Over the past two weeks, hundreds of silver semi-trucks drove into the City of Las Vegas day and night to supplement the City’s water reserves, thanks to the City of Santa Fe and City of Santa Rosa for graciously providing state approved water sources from their communities for transport. It is largely because of this operation city officials were able to allow most non-essential businesses to reopen much sooner than anticipated.


Macro Companies, Inc. officially hauled in 2.2 million gallons of water to the community, some of the water also given out at bulk distribution sites for city and county residents. As we continue to near closer to reaching capacity in water reserves, it is the partnership of Sulzer Group, Macro Companies, Inc. and their dedicated crew who played a key role in making it happen.


Media Contact: clvpio@lasvegasnm.gov

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