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El Paso Water Invites Students to Discover Engineering
"Future Innovators" Student Tours, Feb. 23 and 24

News Release
Contact: Josh Moniz
915-594-5510 (office), 915-319-3284 (cell) e-mail:

Date: February 20, 2017

EL PASO, Texas For National Engineers Week (February 19-25), El Paso Water will host local high school students for conversations on science and engineering careers and provide demonstrations of two innovative El Paso Water facilities.

Thursday, Feb. 23:
WHO: Parkland High School Students
WHAT: Future Innovators Tour: EPWater will lead a tour of the Fred Hervey Water Reclamation Plant, which has been treating used water and recharging the Hueco Bolson aquifer since 1985. Students will learn about engineering and other water sector careers and take part in an aquifer recharge demonstration.
WHERE: Fred Hervey Water Reclamation Plant
11700 Railroad Drive (map)
El Paso, TX 79934
WHEN: February 23, 9:00 am -11:00 am

Thursday, Feb. 23:
WHO: Riverside High School Students, UTEP College of Engineering Students
WHAT: Future Innovators Tour: EPWater will lead a tour of the desalination plant, which transforms salty groundwater into fresh drinking water. Students will hear from an EPWater engineer about water sector careers, and UTEP College of Engineering students will lead a demonstration on the reverse osmosis water treatment process.
WHERE: Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
10751 Montana Ave (map)
El Paso, TX 79935
WHEN: February 24, 9:00 am 11:00 am

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.