Keeping it Local

El Paso delays expensive water importation by making water-saving, energy-reducing changes to its distribution and treatment systems.
Keeping it Local
Severo Borrego, left, water production assistant superintendent, with Salvador Vargas, Utility Central Control supervisor, monitoring the distribution system in Central Control.

Located in the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas and facing a multi-year drought, the City of El Paso knows its local water sources eventually will fall short of demand. The 50-year plan for El Paso Water Utilities is to diversify its sources, which include importation.

To delay the...

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