Planned Projects

Will Ruth Pond to Improve Northeast Flood Control

El Paso Water plans to build a large water retention pond in Northeast El Paso between Will Ruth and Threadgill. This project will improve public safety and reduce flooding in the Northeast. 

Heavy rains can quickly create flash floods in this area, endangering residents and drivers. The 93 million-gallon pond will collect stormwater from Dyer Street and the surrounding area and prevent it from flowing into the neighborhoods downstream of the pond. 

With better flood control, hundreds of homes downstream of the Will Ruth Pond will be mapped out of the floodplain, which could save many homeowners from having to pay for flood insurance. This project also could have a positive impact on property values for those homes.

The $15.5 million project is in the planning stage. Construction is expected to begin when property acquisitions are complete.

Planned Projects


Canal Water Treatment Plant Tunnel

El Paso Water will replace the existing water line traveling from the Canal Water Treatment Plant. This project will improve plant performance and enhance the resiliency and reliability of the water system.

Traffic in the area will experience some impact. Drivers can expect lane closures along San Antonio Street. The intersection of San Antonio and Anthony Street will also close temporarily during portions of construction.

The total cost for the design and construction of this project is $5,134,330. Construction will begin in Spring 2018.


Jackson Ground Water Storage Tank Replacement


The existing concrete tank has reached the end of its useful life and has deteriorated beyond repairs. El Paso Water plans to demolish the existing tank and pump station then construct a new 3 million-gallon precast concrete tank along with a new pump station.

The new construction will feature a decorative rock wall and landscaping to help beautify the facility.

The total cost for construction is $5,300,000. Construction will begin in Spring 2018.

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