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Summer Sandbag Distribution Schedule Begins July 11
Free sandbags for emergency flood control purposes only


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

Date: July 11, 2016

EL PASO, Texas Customers can get sandbags for flood control seven days a week beginning Monday, July 11. The seasonal distribution sites will reopen in the Mission Valley, west, central and east areas of El Paso, and hours will be extended at the Stormwater Operations Center, which is open throughout the year.

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 – End of September
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
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Central Haskell R. Street Wastewater Treatment Plant
913 S. Boone St. (map)

Daily
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
East Cielo Vista Booster Station
9428 Daugherty Drive (map)

Daily
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mission Valley Blackie Chesher Park
9292 Escobar Drive (map)

Daily
2 p.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.