What Does Drought Mean for El Paso Water Supply?


POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 10:08pm

EL PASO - 103 days and counting, without rain in the Borderland. By this time next week, we'll have set the record for the longest dry streak ever, in El Paso.

If you're wondering about out water supply, there's no need to fret, according to El Paso Water Utilities. The utility said it's in fine shape, due to conservation measures that were taken in the 1990's, like reclaiming wastewater for parks and golf courses.

"The amounts in the river are lower...that may fluctuate a little bit. But, that's why we have that additional source that we can pump from the ground water, because we brought them up to sustainable levels again. There's no concern on the behalf of residents, whether or not there is going to be an ample supply this year," said EPWU spokeswoman, Christina Montoya.

If drought conditions continue into next year, EPWU said it may need to consider new water restrictions. Until then, there are no plans to make any changes.

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Is it in fine of a shape like the Electric Company was during our 2011 winter storm ?????????

Sorry to dispute the weather experts...however!
We may have had some negligible amount of rain somewhere in the El Paso area during the last 5 months but the last amount of precipitation that the city as a whole enjoyed was the snow of January. Even that wasn't much help because the freezing temperatures prevented it from melting and it just gradually evaporated.

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