News Releases

Sandbag Satellite Distribution Program Moves to Fall Schedule
Satellite Locations to Close, Stormwater Operations Center will remain open

News Release
Contact: Christina Montoya
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail:

Date: September 28, 2016

EL PASO, Texas El Paso Water announces that the last day to pick up sandbags at the satellite distribution sites will be Friday, September 30 at 8pm. Satellite sites will reopen next summer.

While the satellite distribution sites operate only during the monsoon, the Stormwater Operations Center, located at 4801 Fred Wilson (map), is open throughout the year. Customers can get sandbags Monday through Friday between 8AM 4PM beginning Monday, Oct. 3rd.

Sandbags are for flood control purposes only and limited to 15 sandbags per visit. People who have difficulty lifting heavy items are encouraged to come with someone who can assist with loading and unloading.

Sandbag Distribution Sites
    Through Oct. 2 Beginning Oct. 3
Northeast Stormwater Operations Center
4801 Fred Wilson Ave. (map)
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat-Sun: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
West Artcraft Booster Station
7830 Paseo Del Norte (map)
Mon-Sun: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Closed
Central Haskell R. Street Wastewater Treatment Plant
913 S. Boone St. (map)
Mon-Sun: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Closed
East Cielo Vista Booster Station
9428 Daugherty Drive (map)
Mon-Sun: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Closed
Mission Valley Blackie Chesher Park
9292 Escobar Drive(map)
Mon-Sun: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Closed

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.