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EPWater to Break Ground on Stormwater Improvement Project
Dual-use Thomas Manor Park Pond and Pump Station Project Includes Recreational Improvements

News Release
Contact: Josh Moniz
915-594-5510 (office), 915-319-3284 (cell) e-mail:

Date: March 6, 2018

EL PASO – El Paso Water will officially begin construction on the $7.1 million Thomas Manor Pump Station and Park Pond project on Thursday, March 8, with a special groundbreaking ceremony.

The City of El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Ysleta Independent School District are collaborating with EPWater on the project. EPWater will relocate the stormwater pond and rehabilitate the pump station and force main, adding nearly 11.5 million gallons of additional stormwater capacity to the pond. The Parks and Recreation Department and Ysleta ISD are helping to fund improvements to the existing basketball courts and play area, which will be used by Thomas Manor Elementary students.

Thursday, March 8:
WHAT: Thomas Manor Flood Control Project Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHO: EPWater President and CEO John Balliew, City Representative Henry Rivera, Parks and Recreation Department Director Tracy Novak and Ysleta ISD Superintendent Xavier de la Torre.
WHERE: Thomas Manor Park, 7901 Knights Drive (map), El Paso, TX 79915
WHEN: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

With oversight by the Public Service Board, El Paso Water provides water, wastewater and stormwater management services to the City of El Paso.