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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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Women make strides in EPWater positions
03/09/2020
At EPWater, more and more women are now working in positions traditionally held by men.
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Alan Shubert, Vice President for Operations and Technical Services, presents a check to Mayor Dee Margo.
City gets help to become more water smart
03/06/2020
El Paso Water presented a check for $25,000 to the City of El Paso at their Council Meeting on Feb. 18 to help make more municipal buildings water efficient.
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David Ross Assistant Administrator of Water for EPA
EPA official David Ross talks ‘El Paso’
03/04/2020
Moments after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the National Water Reuse Action Plan at their headquarters in Washington DC, David Ross Assistant Administrator of Water for EPA, sat down with El Paso Water to discuss the plan and discuss how El Paso Water plays an important role in the effort.
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Aide Fuentes has advanced from the lowest engineering position to Wastewater Treatment Manager during her career at El Paso Water.
Female engineers climb leadership ranks
02/20/2020
El Paso Water is building diversity in leadership for women in the water sector, with six female engineers at the helm.
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The Sam Snead Tunnel will have the potential to send over 350,000 gallons per minute of stormwater to the Pico Norte Pond.
Important East Side stormwater project underway
02/18/2020
Residents along Sam Snead Drive in El Paso are looking forward to improved flood control as El Paso Water overhauls the stormwater system in the Pico Norte area.
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Construction of the El Paso Water Wastewater System in Montana Vista started in December 2019.
EPWater goes to great depths in Montana Vista
02/16/2020
Because the Montana Vista Wastewater system is gravity-based, that gravity flow had to be designed. To achieve the necessary four-degree slope, the deepest manholes at the bottom of the system are a whopping 30 feet deep.
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Monica Barrera expresses her thanks on behalf of La Posada Home at the PSB meeting on Feb. 12.
La Posada is 2020 Charity of Choice
02/15/2020
La Posada Home, a shelter that has helped redefine the lives of El Paso families affected by domestic violence, was approved by the Public Service Board on Feb. 12 as El Paso Water’s Charity of Choice for the 2020. The selection kicks off an employee-organized fundraising season.
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Calling all future engineers!
01/24/2020
Every year, thousands flock to cross the Golden Gate Bridge and travel the famed Route 66. Infrastructure is everywhere you look – even underground – and chances are that technology either helped build it or helps test and maintain it. To inspire the next generation of engineers, El Paso Water is hosting a free, family friendly event called DiscoverE – Building Curiosity.
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The PSB approves the FY 2020-21 budget.
Approved budget targets rehab, sustainability
01/08/2020
The Public Service Board (PSB) approved the El Paso Water Budget for fiscal year 2020-21. There is no increase to stormwater fees, but the new budget includes a 5% increase to water and wastewater rates. Beginning March 1, the average residential customer will see an increase of about $2.81 on their monthly bill.
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Image by G J Whitby from Pixabay
Protect your pipes or buy a swimsuit
01/03/2020
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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Anai Padilla (clockwise from left), Evelyn Rios, Kimberly LaBree and Teresa Alcala form the Desert Mountain Chapter, which serves Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Photo courtesy of Texas H2O
All-female committee features EPWater employees
12/30/2019
Teresa Alcala and Anai Padilla are raising El Paso Water’s profile as members of the all-female Desert Mountain Chapter committee of Texas AWWA.
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What's in my water... bill?
What’s in my water… bill?
12/24/2019
Customers usually know exactly what they’re getting for their money when they receive a bill. Most can glance at the pump for the price of gas, look at a list of items at the grocery checkout or they know how much data is in their phone plan. But do you know what you’re getting for your monthly El Paso Water bill?
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Let it snow at TecH2O
12/20/2019
A Winter Waterland event will kick off the center’s new H2Open House Series designed to educate and engage youth during school breaks throughout the year.
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Phase two of the project will now improve the Sam Snead Storm Drain from Pico Norte Road to Lee Trevino Drive.
Stormwater investment directly benefits thousands
12/18/2019
El Paso Water invested $1.9 million in the first phase of Pico Norte Stormwater Pond improvements. As a result, over 1,100 properties were officially removed from the FEMA flood zone.
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Photo courtesy of Sun Bowl Association. About 30 employees volunteered more than 500 hours to build the float.
Water Wars wins 2nd Sweepstakes Award
12/09/2019
When El Paso Water’s 2019 Sun Bowl Parade entry – dubbed Water Wars – rolled up, it was clear to bystanders and competitors that utility employees had built another Sweepstakes Award winner.
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Congealing can happen after you send it down the drain, blocking pipes that can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes and businesses, resulting in high cleanup costs.
United, we can Defend Our Drains
11/25/2019
The last thing anyone wants to think about concerning Thanksgiving meals is the dishwashing that will inevitably follow. But alas, El Paso Water wants you to think about this very important aspect, especially when it comes to disposing of fats, oils and greases, also known as FOG.
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TWDB Regional Manager of the Panhandle and West Regions of Texas Lee Huntoon, EPWater President and CEO John Balliew, Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez and County Commissioner Vince Perez
Montana Vista celebrates project groundbreaking
11/20/2019
In the end, the official groundbreaking for Phase I of the Montana Vista Wastewater Project was all about the community. The project will bring first-time wastewater service to nearly 800 residents in Far East El Paso.
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Heavy Equipment Operator Albert Gonzalez and Heavy Equipment Trainer Supervisor Frank Rittel helped helped test the hands-free radio headsets.
Innovative tech improves safety at work sites
11/12/2019
Drawing inspiration from a television show, El Paso Water tests hands-free radio headsets to improve communication and safety at work sites.
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