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Introducing "Zika Zero at TecH2O: A Family Learning Event"
"Fight the Bite"; Protect yourself and your family

News Release
Contact: Luis Carlos Lopez
915-594-5510 (office), 915-319-3284, e-mail:

Date: July 8, 2016

EL PASO The World Health Organization has declared Zika a public health emergency, and while the vast majority of cases are outside the country, the Center for Disease Control is monitoring hundreds of cases in the United States. Texas has had 55 reported cases of Zika virus disease.

What is El Paso doing to prepare?

What can residents do to protect themselves?

These questions and others will be answered at this special learning event that will feature a combination of presentations, displays, interactive children's activities and more.

WHAT: "Zika Zero at TecH2O: A Family Learning Event"
WHEN: Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The event is a joint effort between El Paso Water, El Paso Department of Public Health, Environmental Services, University of Texas at El Paso and others.
WHO: TecH2O Center located at 10751 Montana Avenue in East El Paso.

Cool activities for kids include free coloring books, using microscopes to look at mosquitoes and hands-on water exhibits at TecH20.

For more information call TecH2O at 915.621.2000

With oversight by the Public Service Board, El Paso Water provides water, wastewater, reclamation and stormwater management services. The utility serves approximately 800,000 people in the El Paso region. El Paso Water is recognized as a national leader for its innovative water supply strategy that includes water reuse, inland desalination and conservation.