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 p.m.

“El Paso Water does not charge for sandbags,” utility officials shared. “Persons who cannot lift heavy items should be accompanied by someone who can assist with loading and unloading the bags.”

Residential customers in areas prone to flooding are encouraged to have the bags on hand before heavy rains begin. The limit is 10 bags per visit.

Utility officials remind that customers will need to show a Texas ID or an El Paso Water bill to get sandbags.

They add that the seasonal satellite distribution sites will re-open next summer.

Sandbag Distribution Sites
Through Friday, Oct. 15 Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16
Central/Northeast Stormwater Operations Center

4801 Fred Wilson Ave. (map)

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon-Fri: 8AM-4PM

Sat-Sun: Closed

West Artcraft Booster Station

7830 Paseo Del Norte (map)

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Closed
East/Mission Valley Blackie Chesher Park

9292 Escobar Drive (map)

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Closed

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