Water Shortage Impacts Local Businesses
POSTED: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 9:26pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:23am
EL PASO - Some businesses are still operating normally in the Borderland despite the severe water shortage.
Business owner Gobina Jiminez says the water crisis is already negatively effecting her business, and she doesn't think the water should be restricted.
"No, I don't think the city is taking the right steps. They should just let water flow. People do need water. We all need water," she said.
El Paso Water Utility leaders say if businesses don't comply drastic measure will be taken.
"We did ask voluntarily yesterday for all these high water usage companies, we did. And we put out that voluntary alert but now today it's come to a point where we have to take other measures and we are sending our people out there to let them know they do need to close," El Paso Water Utility Spokesperson Christina Montoya said.
"We hope they understand this is a city wide issue that needs to be resolved, but if we have to ask the police department to come in and help us cut off their water, we will cut their water off," Vice President Nick Costanzo said.
To report a businesses that consumes a lot of water you can call 594-5500.