UPDATE: Northeast El Paso water service restored early Tuesday morning


EPWater crews and trucks in Northeast El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – After spending most of Monday and into early Tuesday without water, hundreds of residents of a Northeast El Paso Neighborhood once again have service.

Residents tell KTSM9 that service was restored between 4 and 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The outage was first reported Monday morning, in and around the Loma Del Norte neighborhood and neighborhoods around the Martin Luther King/Jon Cunningham area.

At the time, a spokesperson for El Paso Water shared with KTSM 9 that their crews were on the scene, working to repair the lines to the homes in the area.

One homeowner tells KTSM that workers said it could take as long as 8 to 10 hours to repair, however the EPWater spokesperson shared only that the repairs could ‘take hours.’

Officials with the utility added that the cause for the outage was unknown.

EPWater released the following statement:

El Paso Water crews have been working to repair a water main break since Monday morning near the intersection of Loma Del Norte and Loma Del Sol, impacting water service to customers in surrounding areas. A water tanker is located near the intersection for residents affected by the water outage. Residents are asked to take their own containers to fill. Crews will continue working through the night to fix the broken 16-inch water line. The cause of the main break is under investigation. As we learn more about the nature of the break, we can better determine how long repairs will take.

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