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Water Festival ready to make a splash
Saturday's free event to include tours of Desalination Plant

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

Date: August 18, 2016

EL PASO Now in its 17th year, the annual Water Festival is a free event where children and adults of all ages can learn about the water cycle, water conservation, and about El Paso's environment and natural resources here in the Chihuahuan Desert.

This year, for the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to tour El Paso Water's Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination plant, the largest of its kind in the country. The plant helps to ensure that El Paso has a sustainable water future.

Through competitive games, experiments and interactive booths manned by water experts, attendees will enjoy a fun-filled Saturday equipped with knowledge and souvenirs as they explore and discover water. FREE registration and more information can be found at, or contact (915) 621-2000.

WHO: TecH2O Water Festival, Desalination Plant tours
WHAT: Saturday, August, 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TecH2O Learning Center at 10751 Montana Ave.
WHERE: Jonathan Rogers Water Treatment Plant, 10000 Southside Rd. El Paso, Texas, 79927

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.