Will Ruth Pond

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.

Will Ruth Pond



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