Construction Projects

We are El Paso Water, and we are growing by leaps and bounds. Part of dealing with that growth includes working on infrastructure and construction projects. There are 2,653 miles of water lines in El Paso. Our construction projects include continual upgrades, rehabilitation and expansions to our water, wastewater, and reclaimed water and stormwater systems.

Public Notice(s):
Sometimes, construction may cause traffic disruptions or other inconveniences. Please give yourself extra time and be patient as we work to improve our systems.


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Water Projects

Memphis Elevated Water Storage Reservoir

Start Date – Summer 2016
Completion Date – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $4,400,000
Description – This reservoir will store an additional 2.5 million gallons of water to ensure service to Northeast El Paso neighborhoods during drought and water emergencies.

UPRR 16-inch Water Transmission Main

Start Date – September 2017
Completion Date – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $2,128,773
Description – This project is part of our efforts to improve the resiliency and reliability of our water system. We are installing over 5,200 linear-feet of 16-inch service lines to existing water meters in the Five Points area.

Canutillo Five Streets Project

Start Date – Winter 2018
Completion Date – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $1,135,850
Description – EPWater will install a new water distribution system and a wastewater collection system to serve customers in this Canutillo neighborhood.

Franklin East 1A Elevated Tank

Start Date – Winter 2018
Completion Date – Summer 2019
Construction Cost – $6,188,000
Description – EPWater will install a new 3 million gallon water storage tank to improve local storage capacity, increase local water pressure, and improve reliability of service for Northeast El Paso.

North 2 to Franklin East Water Lines

Start Date – Winter 2018
Completion Date – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $2,083,000
Description – EPWater will install 2,555 linear-feet of 36-inch line and 2,830 of 24-inch water line to connect to local elevated water tanks. This installation will improve the resilience of the system and water service reliability to Northeast El Paso. 

Jackson Groundwater Storage Tank Replacement

Start Date – Spring 2018
Completion Date – Summer 2019
Construction Cost – $4,608,515
Description – The Jackson Tank is EPWater's oldest tank and deteriorated beyond repair. EPWater will replace the 2.2 million gallon tank and pump station with a new 3 million gallon tank and pump station to increase local water storage and improve system reliability to Central El Paso.

Desert South Blvd 16-inch Distribution Water Line

Start Date – Summer 2018
Completion Date – Winter 2018
Construction Cost – $849,784
Description – To improve service reliability to Northwest El Paso, EPWater replace 3,958 linear-feet of 16-inch PVC pipe and 2,160 linear-feet of 12-inch PVC pipe with ductile iron pipe. Additional installations include valves and manholes.

George Dieter-Montwood & Rex Baxter 24-inch Water Main Replacement

Start Date – Summer 2018
Completion Date – Fall 2018
Construction Cost – $2,119,975
Description – EPWater will proactively replace a 24-inch transmission water main along George Dieter with a 30-inch plastic pipe to prevent corrosion. This project will increase service reliability and potentially reduce service disruptions that could occur in the event of a water main break. Sections of pipe near Montwood will be replaced at a later date.

Canal Water Treatment Plant Tunnel

Start Date – Summer 2018
Completion Date – Spring 2019
Construction Cost – $5,134,330
Description – EPWater will replace the existing water line traveling from the Canal Water Treatment Plant. This project will improve plant performance and enhance the resiliency and reliability of the water system.

 


Wastewater Projects

Canutillo Wastewater Vacuum System Replacement

Start Date – Winter 2017
Completion Date – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $2,000,000
Description – The existing wastewater vacuum collection system will be replaced with a more reliable conventional wastewater gravity collection system.

 


Reclaimed Projects

There are no reclaimed water projects under construction at this time.

 


Stormwater Projects

Kentucky Dam Improvements

Start – Winter 2016
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $3,783,650
Description – Kentucky Dam helps control stormwater flows from the Franklin Mountains. Ponds at the dam will be excavated to increase capacity. New concrete flumes will direct water into the dam, and water and sewer lines will be relocated. This project will reduce flooding in central El Paso and along I-10.

Grand Teton Drive Ponding Area

Start – Spring 2016
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $1,295,186
Description – A detention pond east of the North Mesa Street/Castellano Drive intersection will capture stormwater and debris to reduce flooding for downstream properties.

Saipan Pond Rehabilitation Project

Start – Winter 2017
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $494,928
Description – EPWater will repair the slopes of the Saipan Pond, install dry wells to improve drainage, and reconstruct sidewalks and an access ramp. This project will improve pond performance, local flood control and public safety.

Dam No. 9 Improvements

Start – Winter 2017
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $84,835
Description – Dam No. 9 captures stormwater runoff from the Franklin Mountains to reduce downstream flooding. EPWater will increase dam performance by installing inlets to capture additional stormwater from Detroit Avenue and Denver Avenue. This project will imreduce flooding and increase safety for drivers and residents.

San Diego Dam Improvements

Start – Winter 2017
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $162,000
Description – EPWater will increase storage capacity of the San Diego Dam by increasing the height of the dam's outfall tower allowing it to collect more water before releasing it into the stormwater system. This project will increase public safety and improve flood control by reducing stormwater from surrounding streets and neighborhoods.

Louisiana Dam Phase I Improvements

Start – Winter 2017
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $992,975
Description – EPWater will improve the Louisiana Dam to reduce flooding along Interstate 10 and neighborhood streets to increase safety for drivers and residents. This project will increase the storage capacity of the dam and installing storm weser pipes to extend existing systems. EPWater will install a new outlet tower, over 300 linear-feet of pipe and steel casing and 6 manholes. 

West Hills Unit 23 Storm System Improvements

Start – Winter 2017
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $1,600,000
Description – The West Hills area will see improvements with the addition of several inlets and trench drains. The project also includes the addition of storm pipe to existing ponds in the area.

Bear Ridge Channel Improvements

Start – Winter 2017
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $1,200,000
Description – The existing channel experienced major damage during a July 2015 rain event. Temporary repairs were made at the time. This project will implement permanent repairs and improvements to the channel to reduce and control the velocity of stormwater in the channel.

Thomas Manor Park Pond Improvements

Start – Spring 2018
Complete – Winter 2019
Construction Cost – $5,646,125
Description – The existing park and ponding area will be reconstructed to create a dual-purpose park-pond. This project is in partnership with the City of El Paso and the Ysleta Independent School District. 

Copia Street Pond and Discharge Conduit

Start – Spring 2018
Complete – Spring 2019
Construction Cost – $2,448,237
Description – EPWater will install a new 8 million gallon stormwater detention pond to increase flood control and improve public safety. This project will include the installation of a spillway and underground pipe that will capture water from Stevens St. and Copia St. and convey it to the new Copia Pond. 

Round Rock Drop Inlets

Start – Summer 2018
Complete – Summer 2018
Construction Cost – $73,975
Description – New inlets and stormwater structures will be installed to improve flood control by removing stormwater from Round Rock Drive and Pearl Sands Drive in Northeast El Paso. 


Facilities

There are no facilities under construction at this time. 

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