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City Street Department, EPWU Crews join forces to combat weeds and overgrowth

As a result of this year’s rainy season, weeds have begun sprouting up all over our region. In order to keep El Paso looking beautiful, the City of El Paso Streets and Maintenance Department has partnered with El Paso Water Utilities to extend the cleanup efforts of each organization.

Maintenance crews for both organizations will now spray weeds on all street medians and rights-of-way that they encounter despite which organization oversees maintenance of that area. This collaborative approach will address the citywide weeds issues more efficiently. Areas to be sprayed will also include stormwater basins, channels and culverts abutting streets.

“Part of the City’s vision is to ensure that our citizens have safe and beautiful neighborhoods to live in, and a beautiful neighborhood means that medians are clear of weeds,” said Ted Marquez, Streets and Maintenance Department Director.  “This is a perfect example of two entities teaming up to serve the community as a whole, and we thank EPWU for their willingness to partner on these weed spraying efforts.”

“We have partnered with the City of El Paso to more effectively serve the residents of El Paso and our customers,” shares El Paso Water Utilities Vice President of Operations and Technical Services Alan Shubert. “Clearing weeds is part of our commitment to ensure our stormwater facilities are effective, while beautifying El Paso at the same time.”

Residents may report specific medians and right-of-ways that have weeds by calling 3-1-1.

For more information on the services provided by the Streets and Maintenance Department, please visit www.elpasotexas.gov and search for “Streets.”

For more information on El Paso Water Utilities, visit www.epwu.org.

Author: City of El Paso

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