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UTEP Associate Director Malynda Cappelle (left) with UTEP graduate student Marcela Herrera at pilot project laboratory
Research program honors former EPWater President
02/25/2021
El Paso Water has presented a $10,000 check to the University of Texas at El Paso and announced a new student research program established in honor of former utility President and CEO Ed Archuleta, who served for 24 years in that role and is recognized nationally for bold initiatives to build a sustainable water supply for El Paso.
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Will Ruth Pond site
Protecting neighborhoods from Flooding
02/23/2021
The Will Ruth Pond is a vast stormwater project designed to collect over 114 million gallons of stormwater from nearby streets to prevent it from flowing into downstream neighborhoods. The project is a critical component of the EPWater stormwater plan to improve public safety, and it has not been without its share of challenges.
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Removal of second stage concentrate line in preparation for installation of interstage booster pump piping on RO Unit.
Managing the water supply for El Paso’s future
02/18/2021
Continued drought has impacted the water supply El Paso receives from the Rio Grande. The city’s growth is also a factor in EPWater’s long-term water management planning to ensure the community has water for the future.
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Water planning looks 50 years into the future
Water planning looks 50 years into the future
02/16/2021
The planning process never stops for El Paso Water to secure a reliable water supply for future generations. The utility plays a leadership role in shaping the Far West Texas Water Plan, a 50-year regional water resources management plan that must be updated every five years, as required by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
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Thomas Manor Park-Pond was completed last August.
El Paso Water: Year in Review
01/22/2021
A year of challenges was also a year of accomplishments for El Paso Water, as we successfully adapted our business practices to continue to provide reliable water, wastewater and stormwater services to customers.
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Upson Drive Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Improvements project
PSB approves budget, increase to rates and fees
01/19/2021
Excavation work is done on the Upson Drive Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Improvements project in the Sunset Heights neighborhood.
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Animal life in Dell City
Poachers not welcome in Dell City
01/07/2021
Dell City in Hudspeth County is seeing unwelcome visitors who may assume they are on public lands but are trespassing and hunting illegally, with devastating wildlife consequences.
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Carbon fiber material to help rehabilitate the historic Sunset Heights Reservoir.
Carbon fiber used to restore historic structure
12/28/2020
The Sunset Heights Pump Station and Reservoir is made up of two tanks with the capability of holding up to eight million gallons of water.
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Drainage improvements being made.
PSB to consider slight increase to fees, rates
12/11/2020
Seeking to minimize the need for large fee increases in the near future, the Public Service Board is considering a proposal that would add a $0.26 increase in stormwater fee to the residential customer’s monthly bill.
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Jonathan Rogers Water Treatment Plan
Rate increases to pay for growth, rehab
12/03/2020
A 2% increase in both water and wastewater rates will help rehabilitate El Paso Water’s aging infrastructure and expand systems for city growth. President and CEO John Balliew and staff members presented the utility’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 Water/Wastewater and Stormwater budgets to the Public Service Board on Nov. 30.
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Workers install pipes for wastewater system in Montana Vista
Montana Vista project makes progress
11/23/2020
It has been nearly a year since El Paso Water marked the start of the Montana Vista Wastewater Project, a project bringing first-time wastewater service to the Far East El Paso community. So far, EPWater has completed service line installations for more than half of customers in the project’s first phase, about 429 customers. In addition to the completed wastewater lines, about 440 residences have partially completed lines.
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San Lorenzo construction site.
Increasing public safety for San Lorenzo residents
11/19/2020
The San Lorenzo Stormwater and Wastewater Improvement Project will remove an old and deteriorating stormwater pipe along San Lorenzo Drive and replace it with a newer, more durable pipe. A wastewater line that conflicts with the alignment of the stormwater system will also be replaced.
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Photo taken by Summit Drone Services shows the drilling site in east El Paso of one of six wells expected to be in service by next June.
EPWater expedites drilling of six wells
10/29/2020
The next river water allocation from the Rio Grande is months away, but it is crunch time for El Paso Water to ensure the utility is prepared for an anticipated shorter river water season. In September, the Public Service Board approved the drilling of six additional wells to increase our groundwater supply as a proactive measure to meet water demands at the hottest time of the year.
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Image by G J Whitby from Pixabay
Protect your pipes or buy a swimsuit
10/26/2020
According to property repair experts, a broken ½ inch water pipe could spill as much as 50 gallons per minute depending on the size of the break. EPWater urges customers to protect their pipes in cooler weather.
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Gilbert Trejo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
Making waves in the water sector
09/25/2020
Water is not typically synonymous with the desert, but for El Paso Water, the two go hand in hand. The utility’s leadership is helping pave the way for EPWater to remain at the forefront of water reuse.
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Leaky faucet
New EPWater videos show how to conserve water
08/26/2020
El Paso Water wants to help you conserve water and at the same time save money. More time indoors means do-it-yourself home improvement projects are on the rise.
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Willie engaging with April Lopez, Water Conservation Specialist
Willie to make a splash in new educational videos
07/28/2020
El Paso Water’s Willie the Water Drop is coming to a small screen near you, urging preschoolers to use water wisely at home. The short videos will feature Willie engaging with April Lopez, Water Conservation Specialist, immersing young viewers in conservation lessons, with plenty of positive reinforcement thrown in for good measure.
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To reach the required depths to lay down the new piping, the contractor must use special impact equipment that breaks through the rocky ground.
Project in Sunset Heights requires hard digging
07/21/2020
The Upson Drive Main Improvement Project will remove and replace the existing water and wastewater mains and service lines within the Sunset Heights Historic District. But the nature of the ground in this area presented engineers with a major obstacle.
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Rendering of enhanced arroyo.
Project to bank treated river water, recharge aquifer
06/22/2020
El Paso Water launched the design of a new project to take treated Rio Grande water during plentiful years and use it to recharge a local aquifer.
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Wastewater Treatment Manager Aide Fuentes and David Ornelas, Wastewater Systems Division Manager, helped bring super oxygenation system techonology to the Frontera Lift Station in west El Paso.
Frontera Lift Station technology draws spotlight
06/05/2020
Technology employed at El Paso Water’s Frontera Lift Station continues to draw the international spotlight – this time from the recent 2020 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Collections System Digital Conference.
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Dr. Kristina Mena is a renowned expert in human health risk assessment and serves on several advisory panels offering health expertise to devise guidance strategies for Gov. Greg Abbott and El Paso leaders.
PSB’s Mena offers health expertise
05/08/2020
As state and local leaders take steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions, Dr. Kristina Mena is helping to shape health guidance needed to reopen Texas and El Paso.
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COVID-19 items clog EPWater pipes
05/01/2020
Before flushing wipes, face coverings or latex gloves, El Paso Water urges residents to consider the consequences. With more residents wearing personal protective equipment during the pandemic, EPWater employees are facing a spike in blockages that is seriously straining the city’s wastewater system.
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