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Roberto Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant
Lifespan of Bustamante Plant extended
07/20/2021
As the city expands, El Paso Water continues to invest in infrastructure to keep up with demand. The utility is taking on a major project that will optimize the existing plant by improving the wastewater treatment process and increase the plant’s capacity, extending its lifespan by 30 years.
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Construction at Sam Snead
EPWater adds contractor to Eastside project
07/16/2021
As part of the emergency declaration of the stormwater system approved by the Public Service Board (PSB) on July 14, residents near the Sam Snead Recovery project in the Pico Norte area will soon see accelerated productivity on the job site.
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Alan Shubert speaks about stormwater safety along with El Paso Fire Department, the Drowning Prevention Coalition, and the National Weather Service partners..
EPWater takes emergency action
07/12/2021
There’s no doubt about it -- monsoon season is officially upon us. Beginning on June 27, a series of heavy rainstorms blanketed the borderland for several days, putting much of the city’s stormwater infrastructure to the test.
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EPWater, partners mark $1M for customer aid
06/25/2021
Through partnerships with Project BRAVO and Amistad, El Paso Water customers have received water bill assistance this year totaling $1.1 million. This funding was made possible because of federal CARES Act funding distributed by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the City of El Paso to Project BRAVO and Amistad, respectively.
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Construction for Phase 1 of the Montana Vista Project wrapping up.
Montana Vista Project nears Phase I completion
06/23/2021
The first phase of the Montana Vista Wastewater Project is nearly complete, with over 500 customers connected to the EPWater wastewater system for the very first time.
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We Are El Paso Water
We Are El Paso Water
06/15/2021
Millions of gallons of water travel through our desert city every day to ensure customers can open faucets, flush toilets, and maintain landscapes -- simple tasks that typically do not require a second thought. At El Paso Water, every employee carries the large responsibility of serving our community with the common goal of enhancing the vitality of El Paso.
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Well No. 64
Emergency repairs needed for EPWater well
05/25/2021
During times of drought, we have to manage our wells carefully because every drop of water counts. That is why EPWater has been doing proactive well maintenance across the city since last fall in preparation for less river water this summer.
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Stormwater Division Manager Gisela Dagnino
Dagnino appointed to Regional Flood Planning Group
05/20/2021
Last month, Stormwater Division Manager Gisela Dagnino was appointed to the state’s first Regional Flood Planning Group for the Upper Rio Grande Region, a group charged with identifying specific flood risks and strategies to improve public safety and reduce damages caused by flooding.
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International Water Quality Lab
The reliable work behind your tap
05/05/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to safe and reliable drinking water for health, hydration, and hygienic needs. Drinking Water Week, May 2-8, is an opportunity for us to recognize the vital role tap water plays in our daily lives, the infrastructure required to carry it to and from our homes and businesses and the hard work that goes into delivering quality drinking water to your tap.
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Volunteers painting the dam and skate park
Earth Day events beautify EPWater dam and pond
04/27/2021
The Van Buren Dam in Central El Paso has a fresh look thanks to an Earth Day clean-up event organized by City Rep. Alexsandra Annello.
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Construction taking place at the Frontera Force Mains
New reinforced pipeline for West El Paso
04/09/2021
The pipelines connecting the two facilities, called the Frontera Force Mains, carry millions of gallons of wastewater from approximately 150,000 residential and commercial customers on El Paso’s westside every day to be treated at the Hickerson Plant.
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30 years of conservation logo
EPWater celebrates 30 Years of Conservation
04/02/2021
This year marks a huge milestone for El Paso Water – 30 years of conservation. El Paso’s Water Conservation Ordinance was implemented on April 1, 1991. The ordinance, along with El Paso Water’s conservation program have helped reduce water consumption by more than 30 percent over the last three decades.
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Water being flushed down the drain.
Check water systems before reopening
03/26/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a global shutdown of businesses, leaving many buildings vacant for months. As the El Paso community slowly begins to reopen and reoccupy buildings, El Paso Water is urging property and business owners to be mindful of potential health risks posed by stagnant water in pipes and take steps to prevent contamination.
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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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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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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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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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