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, reclaimed water and stormwater systems.

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Water Projects

Upson Drive Water System Improvements

Start Date – Spring 2020
Completion Date – Spring 2021
Construction Cost – $2,270,000
Description – El Paso Water will replace aging water lines along Upson Drive in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood. Crews will install 4,300 feet of new water lines on Upson from Prospect to Helsig. This project will improve water service to over 100 residences and will increase the reliability of the water system.
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Presentation (pdf)

Franklin East 1A Elevated Tank

Start Date – Winter 2018
Completion Date – Summer 2020
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.

Vista Del Este & Ranchos Real Elevated Storage Tanks

Start Date – Fall 2018
Completion Date – Summer 2020
Construction Cost – $10,408,000
Description – Two new elevated storage tanks will be installed in East El Paso as part of this project. The new 2 million-gallon Ranchos Real tank will be installed near Lago Point and Lookout Point, and the new 2.5 million-gallon Vista Del Este tank will be installed near Edgemere and Vista Del Este. Not only will the tanks provide an additional 4.5 million gallons of local water storage  to the Eastside, the sites will be beautified with rock walls and wrought iron gates.

Strahan Road Water Main - Phase II

Start Date – Fall 2019
Completion Date – Summer 2020
Construction Cost – $3,699,870.20 (25%EPWU, 75%USACE)
Description – Approximately 6,300 feet of 36-inch pipe will be installed to replace and abandoned 16-inch water line along Strahan Rd and Bosque Rd. The project will provide a reliable water supply to the Upper Valley Pressure Zone and operational flexibility.

Roseway 20-Inch Water Line Replacement

Start Date – Spring 2019
Completion Date – Summer 2020
Construction Cost – $3,699,870.20 (25%EPWater, 75%USACE)
Description – EPWater will replace an aging water line along the East Side's Middle Drain with 7,430 feet of 20-inch pipe. This project will improve service reliability to the area. 

North 2 Pump Station

Start Date – Winter 2019
Completion Date – Winter 2020
Construction Cost – $3,699,870.20 (25%EPWU, 75%USACE)
Description – A pump station will be built in northeast El Paso including turbine pumps, electric and gas service, an emergency generator, and automated systems required for a first-class operating facility. This new pump station will improve service to the community.

 


Wastewater Projects

Upson Drive Wastewater System Improvements

Start Date – Spring 2020
Completion Date – Spring 2021
Construction Cost – $2,270,000
Description – El Paso Water will replace aging wastewater lines along Upson Drive in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood. Crews will install 2,200 feet of new sewer lines on Upson from Prospect to Helsig. This project will improve wastewater service to over 100 residences and will increase the reliability of the wastewater system.
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Presentation (pdf)

Montoya II and Navarrette Lift Stations Rehabilitation Improvements

Start Date – Summer 2019
Completion Date – Summer 2020
Construction Cost – $1,813,325
Description – This project will rehabilitate two lift stations due to corrosion, access and demand deficiencies. Improvements will be made to manholes and vaults, pumps, valves and electrical equipment. New wastewater lines will also be installed with improved fencing and site landscaping.

Grouse Street Force Main Rehabilitation Phase VI

Start Date – Summer 2019
Completion Date – Summer 2020
Construction Cost – $3,477,252
Description – This project is Phase VI of a project to replace a deteriorated force main from Grouse Street Lift Station to the Fred Hervey Water Reclamation Plant.

A pump station including four vertical turbine pumps in pump cans, suction and discharge manifolds, electric service, gas service, an emergency generator, a control building, a SCADA system, area walls, fencing, and all other features show on Drawings, described in Specifications, or otherwise required for a first-class operating facility.

Montana Vista Wastewater Collection System

Start Date – Winter 2019
Completion Date – Summer 2021
Construction Cost – $3,477,252
Description – This project is Phase VI of a project to replace a deteriorated force main from Grouse Street Lift Station to the Fred Hervey Water Reclamation Plant.

A pump station including four vertical turbine pumps in pump cans, suction and discharge manifolds, electric service, gas service, an emergency generator, a control building, a SCADA system, area walls, fencing, and all other features show on Drawings, described in Specifications, or otherwise required for a first-class operating facility.

 


Reclaimed Projects

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

 


Stormwater Projects

Kentucky Dam Improvements

Start – Winter 2016
Complete – TBD
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 – TBD
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.

Thomas Manor Park Pond Improvements

Start – Spring 2018
Complete – Summer 2020
Construction Cost – $5,646,125
Description – The existing park and ponding area will be deepened to increase storage capacity and reconstructed to create a dual-purpose park-pond. Improvements to the park will include a new play court, walking trails, and new turf for open fields. This project is in partnership with the City of El Paso and the Ysleta Independent School District.


Facilities

There are no facilities under construction at this time. 

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