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Xeriscaped yard is a great way to conserve water.
TecH2O hosts desert-friendly landscape workshops
04/13/2021
In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and New Mexico State University (NMSU), EPWater’s TecH2O Center is offering two free virtual landscape workshops April 14 and 21 from 6-7 p.m. The workshops will provide tips on how to curate the perfect desert-friendly oasis.
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Construction taking place at the Frontera Force Mains
New reinforced pipeline for West El Paso
04/09/2021
The pipelines connecting the two facilities, called the Frontera Force Mains, carry millions of gallons of wastewater from approximately 150,000 residential and commercial customers on El Paso’s westside every day to be treated at the Hickerson Plant.
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EPWater celebrates 30 Years of Conservation
04/02/2021
This year marks a huge milestone for El Paso Water – 30 years of conservation. El Paso’s Water Conservation Ordinance was implemented on April 1, 1991. The ordinance, along with El Paso Water’s conservation program have helped reduce water consumption by more than 30 percent over the last three decades.
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Water being flushed down the drain.
Check water systems before reopening
03/26/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a global shutdown of businesses, leaving many buildings vacant for months. As the El Paso community slowly begins to reopen and reoccupy buildings, El Paso Water is urging property and business owners to be mindful of potential health risks posed by stagnant water in pipes and take steps to prevent contamination.
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Keeping field crews safer
03/23/2021
The work of an El Paso Water field crew can take them to all parts of the city, from residential neighborhoods to traffic-filled intersections, but the busy streets are where they need the most protection. The utility recently added a Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA), a mobile crash cushion attached to the back of an EPWater vehicle's frame.
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Xeriscaped yard is a great way to conserve water.
Water smarter this spring
03/15/2021
Spring is a time for growth and opportunity when we shake off the cold of winter and embrace warmer temperatures. In El Paso, it is also the time of year when our most precious resource is in high demand.
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Ozone Generator at the Jonathan Rogers Water Treatment Plant
Rewarded for energy efficiency efforts
03/03/2021
When a $209,000 check from El Paso Electric (EPE) arrived for energy efficiency improvements at the Jonathan Rogers Water Treatment Plant, it was a pleasant surprise – but one that involved nearly five years of coordination between EPWater and EPE.
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UTEP Associate Director Malynda Cappelle (left) with UTEP graduate student Marcela Herrera at pilot project laboratory
Research program honors former EPWater President
02/25/2021
El Paso Water has presented a $10,000 check to the University of Texas at El Paso and announced a new student research program established in honor of former utility President and CEO Ed Archuleta, who served for 24 years in that role and is recognized nationally for bold initiatives to build a sustainable water supply for El Paso.
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Will Ruth Pond site
Protecting neighborhoods from flooding
02/23/2021
The Will Ruth Pond is a vast stormwater project designed to collect over 114 million gallons of stormwater from nearby streets to prevent it from flowing into downstream neighborhoods. The project is a critical component of the EPWater stormwater plan to improve public safety, and it has not been without its share of challenges.
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Removal of second stage concentrate line in preparation for installation of interstage booster pump piping on RO Unit.
Managing the water supply for El Paso’s future
02/18/2021
Continued drought has impacted the water supply El Paso receives from the Rio Grande. The city’s growth is also a factor in EPWater’s long-term water management planning to ensure the community has water for the future.
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Water planning looks 50 years into the future
Water planning looks 50 years into the future
02/16/2021
The planning process never stops for El Paso Water to secure a reliable water supply for future generations. The utility plays a leadership role in shaping the Far West Texas Water Plan, a 50-year regional water resources management plan that must be updated every five years, as required by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
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Thomas Manor Park-Pond was completed last August.
El Paso Water: Year in Review
01/22/2021
A year of challenges was also a year of accomplishments for El Paso Water, as we successfully adapted our business practices to continue to provide reliable water, wastewater and stormwater services to customers.
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Upson Drive Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Improvements project
PSB approves budget, increase to rates and fees
01/19/2021
Excavation work is done on the Upson Drive Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Improvements project in the Sunset Heights neighborhood.
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Carbon fiber material to help rehabilitate the historic Sunset Heights Reservoir.
Carbon fiber used to restore historic structure
12/28/2020
The Sunset Heights Pump Station and Reservoir is made up of two tanks with the capability of holding up to eight million gallons of water.
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Workers install pipes for wastewater system in Montana Vista
Montana Vista project makes progress
11/23/2020
It has been nearly a year since El Paso Water marked the start of the Montana Vista Wastewater Project, a project bringing first-time wastewater service to the Far East El Paso community. So far, EPWater has completed service line installations for more than half of customers in the project’s first phase, about 429 customers. In addition to the completed wastewater lines, about 440 residences have partially completed lines.
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Photo taken by Summit Drone Services shows the drilling site in east El Paso of one of six wells expected to be in service by next June.
EPWater expedites drilling of six wells
10/29/2020
The next river water allocation from the Rio Grande is months away, but it is crunch time for El Paso Water to ensure the utility is prepared for an anticipated shorter river water season. In September, the Public Service Board approved the drilling of six additional wells to increase our groundwater supply as a proactive measure to meet water demands at the hottest time of the year.
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Gilbert Trejo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
Making waves in the water sector
09/25/2020
Water is not typically synonymous with the desert, but for El Paso Water, the two go hand in hand. The utility’s leadership is helping pave the way for EPWater to remain at the forefront of water reuse.
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New EPWater videos show how to conserve water
08/26/2020
El Paso Water wants to help you conserve water and at the same time save money. More time indoors means do-it-yourself home improvement projects are on the rise.
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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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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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