Don't Wait to Protect Your Home With Sandbags

With monsoon season approaching, Don’t Wait to Protect Your Home
Posted on 07/06/2018
Sandbags at the Stormwater Operations Center

During the monsoon season, El Paso’s weather can change in a minute. Distant storm clouds in the morning can quickly translate into a dangerously flooded road by the afternoon.

El Paso Water is urging local residents to proactively prepare for anticipated flood risks this summer by utilizing EPWater’s expanding free sandbag sites and hours. Starting Friday, July 6, customers will be able to obtain up to 10 sandbags per visit every day of the week between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at locations in the northeast, west, central, east and Mission Valley portions of El Paso. The Stormwater Operations Center in Northeast El Paso, which is open throughout the year, will offer even longer hours – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Customers in areas prone to flooding are encouraged to have sandbags on hand before most heavy rains begin. El Paso Water does not charge for sandbags. Persons who cannot lift heavy items should be accompanied by someone who can assist with loading and unloading the bags.

If you want more information on the best ways to use your sandbags, watch this information video HERE.

Sandbag Distribution Schedule


 Northeast  Stormwater Operations Center
4801 Fred Wilson Ave. 79906 (map)
 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 West  Artcraft Booster Station
7830 Paseo Del Norte 79912 (map)
 Daily  2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 Central  Haskell R. Street Wastewater Treatment Plant
913 S. Boone St. 79905 (map)
 Daily  2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 East  Cielo Vista Booster Station
9428 Daugherty Drive 79925 (map)
 Daily  2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 Mission Valley  Blackie Chesher Park
9292 Escobar Drive 79907 (map)
 Daily  2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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