City Council Lays Blame for Power/Water Crisis
POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 11:08am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:42pm
EL PASO - There is no excuse for the power and water crisis that has plagued El Pasoans.
That is what city leaders are saying at today's El Paso City Council meeting.
Many councilmembers pointed the finger of blame at El Paso Electric saying the utility should have been better prepared when two power generating stations broke down last week.
The council also blamed El Paso Water Utilities for not communicating with the city the way it should have.
City Manager Joyce Wilson said damages to the City of El Paso totals $200,000. That does not include damages to individual homeowners.
More on this story tonight on NewsChannel 9.