• November 28, 2021

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PSB, EPWater honor UTEP professor with award

One of President/CEO John Balliew’s earliest memories at EPWater involves Civil Engineering Professor Anthony Tarquin of the University of Texas at El Paso. As Balliew was reporting for his first day of work at the Canal Plant, Tarquin was busily conducting water research with a graduate student from Greece. For his multiple years of tireless […]Read More

EPWater helps save the bees

Some of the hardest working insects in the world may also be the most intimidating, but that did not stop El Paso Water from saving a bee colony containing tens of thousands of honeybees. Bees, also known as pollinators, contribute to about 35 percent of the world’s food crops that are produced. The bees pollinate […]Read More

EPWater diverts more wastewater out of the Rio Grande as

EPWater officials announced Friday that the utility has implemented the second phase of its mitigation plan to divert wastewater away from the Rio Grande to the Haskell R. Street Wastewater Treatment Plant in South-Central El Paso. Utility officials say that this phase will take additional wastewater out of the American Canal and divert it to […]Read More

EPWater works hard to prevent days without water

When it comes to water infrastructure, what is out of sight is often out of mind until there is a water emergency. As EPWater marks Imagine a Day Without Water on Oct. 21, the Annual Value of Water national campaign offers an opportunity to learn more about your water and why it is important to each of […]Read More

Haunted Water? One EPWater employee shares his paranormal encounters

During this season of spooky stories and spine-chilling encounters, it is only fitting that one El Paso Water employee shared his experiences of paranormal activity while working at the Robertson/Umbenhauer Water Treatment Plant, also known as Canal Plant, several years ago. Superintendent Ruben Montes was a guest on Brown and Caldwell’s podcast, Engineering Legends: Haunted […]Read More

EPWater Sandbag Distribution returns to regular schedule

El Paso Water officials announced that the last day to pick up sandbags at the satellite distribution sites will be this Friday Oct. 15. The Stormwater Operations Center, located at 4801 Fred Wilson Avenue, will remain open throughout the year. Customers can get sandbags for flood control Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 […]Read More

EPWater: Mitigation plan in effect to divert wastewater from Rio

Officials with EPWater has implemented a mitigation plan to reduce the environmental impact to the Rio Grande of wastewater discharged in the river, as the result of the Frontera Force Main emergency. The wastewater discharged near Doniphan and Racetrack Drive is now being diverted through irrigation canals, where flows will travel about 20 miles downstream […]Read More

EPWater provides update on wastewater emergency in West El Paso

On Monday, officials with EPWater announced that their crews have completed repairs to one of the two damaged wastewater lines known as the Frontera Force Mains near Sunland Park Drive and Doniphan Drive. Utility officials say this will eliminate wastewater flows into area stormwater ponds that have contributed to significant odors in the surrounding area.  […]Read More

EPWater: Wastewater release to Rio Grande continues; Challenges, delays to

EPWater officials announced Friday that, due to complications in repairs to a major Westside wastewater line, the utility continues to divert wastewater to the Rio Grande to prevent impacts to residences and businesses. “It appears that the recent storms contributed to a major degradation of already corroded wastewater lines in the Doniphan area. The flooding […]Read More

EPWater talks taking on history-making rainstorms

For weeks, EPWater crews have been working to clear out retaining ponds and assisting the City of El Paso Streets and Maintenance Department to remove debris off streets, trying to stay ahead of any storms. This year’s monsoon season has brought intense rain events that have set records and drawn comparisons to the storm of […]Read More

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