EPWU replaces more than 1 mile of water, sewer lines in West El Paso
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Residents in West El Paso who have been troubled by frequent water main breaks in their neighborhood will not have to worry about that problem for very long.
El Paso Water Utilities is replacing more than one mile of water and sewer pipelines along Fiesta Dr. from Crestmont to Fountain Rd. The pipeline runs parallel to Mesa St. and has been there since 1965.
Although many pipelines can withstand well over 50 years, Christina Montoya, Vice President of Communication and Marketing with El Paso Water Utilities, said replacing this pipeline was a priority.
"The existing pipe was very old. It was built in 1965, and we had several breaks in it over the past few years. When you have a break, crews get out here as soon as possible, but they have to turn off the water in order to fix the leak or the pipe," said Montoya.
This was the second phase of the project in West El Paso, and it is expected to be complete by this summer.
Montoya said there are other similar projects planned in Northeast and Central El Paso.