Imagine deeply rooted artistic rock walls adorned with wrought-iron detail enclosed the sleek, modern architecture of a new building. Water-smart landscaping surrounded the grounds showcasing the beauty of native El Paso flora.
Is this a luxury resort? No, but it may represent the future for some upcoming El Paso Water facility projects. EPWater has facilities throughout El Paso that produce reliable, high quality drinking water. Others perform stormwater flood control functions with the vital task of collecting and cleaning wastewater from homes and businesses. Although they are necessary locations, they do not have to be unsightly.
“That’s one of the top priorities in the job I’m doing right now – to look at facilities and come up with recommendations to beautify them for the community,” Construction Superintendent Art Quijano said. For future projects, EPWater will evaluate whether beautification is needed to better compliment neighborhoods.
The utility is also evaluating existing structures in need of aesthetic improvements. One of EPWater’s latest upgrades was to the Pico Norte Lift Station, a facility situated in the heart of the Pico Norte community that pumps wastewater to plants for treatment.
“We took the surrounding area into consideration, including the YMCA, Eastwood Middle School […]