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Temporary Extended Hours at Sandbag Distribution Sites
Free sandbags for emergency flood control purposes only


News Release
Contact: Christina Montoya
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail: cmontoya@epwu.org

Date: September 6, 2016

EL PASO Seasonal sandbag distribution sites will open early Tuesday and Wednesday of this week so customers can prepare for the expected heavy rainfall in El Paso. Hours will be extended at the Mission Valley, west, central and east areas of El Paso, and hours remain the same at the Stormwater Operations Center. Normal hours will resume on Thursday.

Customers in areas prone to flooding are encouraged to have sandbags on hand before the heavy rains begin. The limit is 15 bags per visit. El Paso Water does not charge for sandbags. Persons who cannot lift heavy items should be accompanied by someone who can assist with loading and unloading the bags.

Summer Distribution Locations & Schedule
July 11 September 30
Temporary Additional Hours
Northeast Stormwater Operations Center
4801 Fred Wilson Ave. (map)
Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
West Artcraft Booster Station
7830 Paseo Del Norte (map)
Daily
Sept. 6
Sept. 7
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Central Haskell R. Street Wastewater Treatment Plant
913 S. Boone St. (map)
Daily
Sept. 6
Sept. 7
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
East Cielo Vista Booster Station
9428 Daugherty Drive (map)
Daily
Sept. 6
Sept. 7
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Mission Valley Blackie Chesher Park
9292 Escobar Drive(map)
Daily
Sept. 6
Sept. 7
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.



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.