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EPWater to assist furloughed employees
01/16/2019
The utility announced temporary assistance for employees affected by the shutdown and not receiving a paycheck. EPWater will assist federal workers who may need additional flexibility in paying their water bill.
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The public service board approves FY 2019-20 budget, rates and fees.
PSB approves FY 2019-20 budget, rates and fees
01/09/2019
The Public Service Board (PSB) approved a $436.1 million El Paso Water budget today for water, wastewater and stormwater systems for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The PSB kept stormwater rates flat while approving an increase of 4 percent for water service and 8 percent for wastewater service.
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Frank Rittel, Heavy Equipment Training Supervisor, (center) shows a city employee how the training simulator works.
Simulator safely trains heavy equipment operators
12/21/2018
EPWater gets new high-tech training thanks to a simulator that can safely train operators. Hundreds of employees will soon receive this state-of-the-art training.
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Inspectors take on FOG
Inspectors take on fats, oils and grease
12/17/2018
El Paso Water’s Kyle Eckert and Luis Velasquez have heard all about the giant ball of grease – weighing 130 tons – that recently threatened to flood London’s streets with wastewater. The pretreatment inspectors for Environmental Compliance and Industrial Pretreatment want you to know that EPWater is working toward a cleaner city one drain at a time.
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After touring the Fred Hervey Reclamation Plant with Gilbert Trejo, Chief Technical Officer, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Trejo sampled the treated water.
CNN visits El Paso Water plants, spotlights water reuse
12/07/2018
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta visited El Paso Water’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant and the Fred Hervey Reclamation Plant in recent weeks and reported on El Paso’s conservation and water reuse efforts. Those who watched the report or read the story learned about El Paso Water’s innovation and resilience in the face of drought, and they saw the important roles the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant and the Fred Hervey Reclamation Plant perform. But the online story’s headline raised eyebrows: El Paso to drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought.
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Haskell R Street Wastewater Treatment Plant
PSB Reviews FY 2019-’20 Proposed Budget, Rates and Fees
12/04/2018
El Paso Water staff presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-’20 water, wastewater and stormwater budgets to the Public Service Board (PSB) for consideration on December 3. The PSB will study the combined $436.1 million budget, which proposes no increase for stormwater fees and is a downward adjustment from last year’s projection of a 6 percent fee increase.
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EPWater’s float entry in the Sun Bowl Parade came complete with a smoke-breathing, shrieking dragon.
1,000 hours + 42 volunteers = Float Sweepstakes Award
11/30/2018
When Juarez and Fleet Maintenance Chief Ivan Ibarra decided to build a float worthy of bearing EPWater’s name, both had their eyes on a prize. Once they arrived at the Thanksgiving parade, though, both were confident they had a prizewinner on their hands.
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El Pasoans tour EPWater's Van Buren Dam in a 2018 stormwater tour.
Community tours new stormwater structures
11/21/2018
About 25 people received an inside look at the awesome structures designed to handle the localized, intense rain events El Paso receives.
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Jonathan Rogers Water Treatment Plant
Jonathan Rogers plant celebrates 25 years
11/16/2018
As El Paso Water celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Jonathan Rogers plant, the facility is a shining example of how each plant not only serves the community but also helps to protect other valuable water resources in a synergistic relationship.
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Agencies collaborate to launch AguaCares
11/01/2018
On Nov. 1, leaders from El Paso Water, Project Amistad and the City of El Paso announced a new customer assistance program called AguaCares. The program officially launches Jan. 2 and will focus on helping elderly, low-income customers who struggle to pay their water and wastewater bills.
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Water flows from the Fred Hervey Plant into an aquifer recharge basin.
Aquifer recharge trip offers bird’s eye view
10/29/2018
For more than 30 years, EPWater has been transforming wastewater into fresh drinking water at the Fred Hervey Water Reclamation Plant, then using it to recharge the aquifer. Guests received an up-close look at the recharge process.
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Crews work to replace a water line.
Collaboration saves money, prevents headaches
10/17/2018
El Paso Water is always looking for ways to minimize both the logistical and financial impact of these repairs to the community while still providing safe, reliable water to customers.
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Ballet Folklorico Flor Y Canto performed during the Robertson Water Treatment Plant festivities Sept. 27.
Robertson plant opens doors to mark 75th
10/01/2018
El Paso Water threw open the doors Sept. 27 at the W.E. Robertson Water Treatment Plant in honor of the plant’s 75th anniversary. Chihuahuita neighbors, former employees and water sector professionals streamed inside, eager to tour the historic and pioneering plant, as mariachis and folklorico dancers provided entertainment.
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Crews working for El Paso Water carefully excavate a 24-inch main water line for replacement for the George Dieter/Rex Baxter project.
Replacing water lines is a necessary inconvenience
09/21/2018
Hearing about upcoming construction puts many on edge. That’s understandable. So why is repairing water lines a necessary inconvenience?
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Loggers help EPWater detect and locate leaks. Photo by SebaKMT
Preemptive strikes by EPWater
08/28/2018
El Paso Water is on the hunt – for leaks. Since 2004, EPWater has purchased and installed thousands of sensors to track down leaks and make repairs before a main break can occur.
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