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As the temperatures start to soar, the ongoing drought is on the minds of many in the Borderland, and El Paso Water Utilities is bracing for another year of little water.

Scott Reinert with the EPWU, says half the city's water supply comes from the Rio Grande, but this year we'll only get about a fifth of what we normally receive.

EPWU has several drought relief projects underway to help the city cope. That includes pipeline projects to help carry water to parts of the city that need it. Several wells are also being dug to produce more ground water. A total of 19 wells have been drilled in the city in the the last two years. There are currently more than 150 wells in El Paso.

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