• January 25, 2022

Tags : water

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: 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

EP Water: Three Month Closure of Portion of George Dieter

El Paso Water will close a portion of George Dieter Drive from just before Scott Simpson Drive to just past Rex Baxter Drive starting July 9 to replace a 30-inch water main. EPW officials say, “The project is part of the utility’s corrosion prevention program…EPWater is replacing water mains ahead of schedule to prevent potentially […]Read More

Texas Water Reuse Experts to Meet in El Paso

Water experts from across the state of Texas will gather for the 7th Annual Water Reuse Texas Conference. WateReuse Texas, the Water Environment Association of Texas, and the Texas American Water Works Association are co-sponsoring the event. Organizers chose El Paso for the conference location, hoping the city’s experience in utilizing water reuse to supplement […]Read More

NMSU Project uses Satellite Technology to Evaluate Southern New Mexico

Zohrab Samani, a New Mexico State University civil engineering professor, and his graduate student Pooneh Pahlevani are leading a research project examining water accessibility in southern New Mexico. The goal of the project, “Evaluating water budget for the Mesilla Bolson Aquifer,” is to develop a hydrologic model that can predict future water storage and sustainability […]Read More

Crews Continue Expansion of Gateway Pond; Capacity Will Prevent Flooding

Commuters who look to the south while traveling east on Interstate Highway 10 can watch the progress of one the latest El Paso Water stormwater projects. Just past the Copia Street exit, contractors are expanding the Gateway stormwater detention pond. Rainfall follows nature’s stormwater system; it flows through arroyos and natural channels and creates ponds […]Read More

Vinton Snags $7.7m in USDA Funds for Municipal Water System

The USDA has awarded the Village of Vinton $7,714,000 in funds for the municipal water system project—$4,805,000 is a grant and $2,909,000 is a low interest loan.  The project includes capacity buy-in with the El Paso Water system and construction of distribution and service lines that will provide service to approximately 249 households in Phase […]Read More

PSB Approves FY 2017-18 Budget, Rates and Fees

On Wednesday, the Public Service Board (PSB) approved the El Paso Water Budget for fiscal year 2017-18 for its water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater utilities. The new budget includes rate and fee increases, which translate into an increase of $4.25 per month for a typical homeowner. The $463.7 million water, wastewater and reclaimed water […]Read More