• May 18, 2022

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EPWater, UTEP host free water education event

Water education and family fun will be the focus of El Paso Water’s upcoming collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Museum on Saturday, April 23. The community is invited to UTEP Family Day to learn more about our region’s water resources and water conservation in our desert community. Visitors can enjoy […]Read More

EPWater addresses Customer Service delays

On March 2, El Paso Water launched its new customer information system to offer improved self-service options. To transition to the new system, the February billings were completed a week earlier, resulting in reduced water bills for most customers in February’s bill. The final meter readings from February were included in the March bill, one […]Read More

EPWater in high gear on stormwater improvements

Under January’s approved Stormwater budget, EPWater announced it would accelerate planned projects and implement the full master plan within 10 years. New federal and state funding announced last week will help the utility to manage costs and move soon on some of the needed infrastructure improvements. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will fund […]Read More

EPWater: River cleanup underway after wastewater emergency

Officials with EPWater announced that the utility is implementing a multipronged river clean-up strategy with several partners to make sure that the Rio Grande and canals are ready for the new irrigation season. River water is expected to arrive in El Paso in June following a late May release from Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir. […]Read More

EPWater warns of ‘FOG’ during the Holiday Season

Throughout the year, but especially as the holidays approach, El Paso Water reminds residents to “Defend Your Drains” and not discard FOG down any of the drains in your household. If poured down the sink, FOG (fats, oils and grease) can clog wastewater lines and potentially lead to wastewater backing up into your home or […]Read More

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

EP Water Crews tackle emergency stormwater projects

The rain events of July and August 2021 proved to be some of the most significant rain events in the history of our region. While many of El Paso’s stormwater structures held up during the heavy rainfall, the localized severity of the storms – particularly in Central El Paso – overwhelmed and damaged many parts […]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