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The new 2.5 MG Ranchos Real Tank has the famous El Paso Strong words prominent on the tank.
Elevated water tank will serve as remembrance
06/25/2020
With the exception of some of the older ones, El Paso Water’s elevated water storage tanks are understated. But in far east El Paso, the 2.5 MG Ranchos Real Tank stands out from the rest.
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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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When various companies compete to perform work needed by EPWater, the utility now has a virtual bid opening process.
Utility support staff adapts amid pandemic
06/19/2020
At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, many utility employees who perform services mostly unseen by the public had to adapt and innovate to support field and plant operations to keep the utility functioning.
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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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On March 26, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook near the town of Mentone, Texas on March 26 at approximately 9:16 a.m. MST that affected one of 100-year-old Sunset reservoirs.
Earthquake propagates rapid rehab of reservoir
05/21/2020
A restoration of the Sunset Heights Pump Station and Reservoir was already part of El Paso Water’s capital improvement plan. After all, the facility built in the early 1920s is one of El Paso Water’s oldest structures. But then the earthquake happened.
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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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On Monday April 20, six homes connected to the new Montana Vista Wastewater System.
First homes connect to new wastewater system
04/22/2020
On Monday April 20, six homes connected to the new Montana Vista Wastewater System, which will bring first-time wastewater service to nearly 800 homes in a first phase.
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Safe, reliable water service is essential for public health. El Paso Water lab employees perform more than 370,000 tests each year to ensure the city's water is safe.
Communities can build disaster resilience together
04/16/2020
In the Chihuahuan Desert of El Paso, there is comfort in knowing that EPWater’s critical facilities are staffed and operational during the current health crisis. The utility provides safe drinking water that we all can trust, eliminating the need to purchase bottled water. 
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Senior Secretary Liz Parra, left, Engineering Associate Angel Morales, center, and Engineering Program Administrator Gerardo Gomez observe guidelines at the Hawkins Boulevard office.
Utility makes proactive changes
04/08/2020
Social-distancing guidelines were quickly implemented in early March, and customer services shifted online to reduce the risk of exposure, minimize the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of employees and customers. With new safety protocols in place, EPWater moved to ensure critical facilities would keep taps flowing.
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Attach a spray nozzle on your water hose to water your plants.
Water smarter, save money and our resources
04/02/2020
Shady, colorful desert plants dot landscapes across the city, where large, water-wasting lawns are no longer the standard. For nearly 30 years, El Pasoans have been doing their part to conserve our most precious resource in the Chihuahuan Desert.
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Yesenia Castro, Charity of Choice committee member, helps Alicia Guzman into her residence at La Casa de las Abuelitas homeless shelter, which houses elderly women.
Employees make impact on nonprofits
03/30/2020
Each year, EPWater employees plan and host fundraising events on personal time for a charity approved by the Public Service Board. Since 2009, employees have raised more than $367,000 for 11 local charities. Among past recipients are Law N Paws and Operation School Bell.
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Help protect EPWater’s microscopic workforce
03/25/2020
There are some very hard workers at El Paso Water wastewater plants. They work without pay and without breaks. And they work their entire lives; no retirement for them. But they need our help protecting them.
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The removal of wipes at a wastewater treatment plant.
Don't Flush Wipes or Paper Towels
03/20/2020
With the shortage of toilet paper due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are turning to wipes and paper towels instead. Disinfection wipes are used in every household as people try to sanitize anything and everything 24/7. But before you try to flush them down the toilet, heed this warning: there is no such thing as a flushable wipe.
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We’re serious about water
We’re serious about water
03/17/2020
EPWater invests money in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, tests water continuously through all phases of treatment and distribution to the customer, and ensures employees receive training in the leading water quality practices and technologies.
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EPWater’s International Water Quality Laboratory actively monitors water quality and collects 45,000 samples annually testing for metals, microbiological components, water quality compounds and organic substances down to the parts-per-trillion level.
Considering a home filtration system? Do research
03/16/2020
Companies selling home filtration systems may allege that El Paso tap water is unsafe to drink. But El Pasoans have every reason to be confident in their tap water quality.
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