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Girl Scout Troop  Local Girl Scouts earn water conservation patch

El Paso Girl Scouts are quenching their thirst for knowledge about water conservation, and earning a patch from the TecH2O Learning Center in the process. 

Conservation lesson goes virtual
TecH2O pivots to continue water education

Nearly two years after the pandemic hit El Paso, the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH₂O Water Resources Learning Center remains closed to the public, but the educational outreach to students is flourishing.

 Xeriscaped yard TecH2O hosts desert-friendly landscape workshops

In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and New Mexico State University, EPWater’s TecH2O Center is offering two free virtual landscape workshops April 14 and 21 from 6-7 p.m. The workshops will provide tips on how to curate the perfect desert-friendly oasis.

30 Years of Conservation logo  EPWater celebrates 30 Years of Conservation

This year marks a huge milestone for El Paso Water – 30 years of conservation. El Paso’s Water Conservation Ordinance was implemented on April 1, 1991. The ordinance, along with El Paso Water’s conservation program have helped reduce water consumption by more than 30 percent over the last three decades.

 April and Willie
Willie to make a splash in new educational videos

El Paso Water’s Willie the Waterdrop is coming to a small screen near you, urging preschoolers to use water wisely at home. The short videos will feature Willie engaging with April Lopez, Water Conservation Specialist, immersing young viewers in conservation lessons, with plenty of positive reinforcement thrown in for good measure.


Customer Service Staff Development

As part of their monthly Saturday staff development, Customer Service employees toured the TecHO Education Center and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant.



2019 Conservation Wrangler

El Paso Water received a 2019 Conservation Wrangler Award from Texan by Nature, a non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, for the utility’s Certified Water Partner Program, which helps businesses and government institutions to save water and money.



TCEQ Commissioner visits center

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Bobby Janecka stopped by on a recent visit to El Paso for a tour of our Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant and TecH2O Center. Commissioner Janecka was interested in learning about the vital role the desalination plant plays in providing reliable water supplies to El Paso throughout the year. It’s always a pleasure to showcase our water system’s crown jewel for our state leaders.


 Science Fair Blast OFF

We had a great time at our Science Fair Blast Off. If you missed this event and would like to attend future events, sign up for email notifications here.


Educators receive Professional Development Credits

Educators had lots of fun at TecH2O during the Project Learning Tree Workshop facilitated by John Boyette of Texas A&M Forest Service. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program for teachers and community leaders working with children and youth.

 ICI Library

 El Paso Library Certified Water Partner

A fifth El Paso library has shown best practices in water efficiency! The Richard Burgess Library at 9600 Dyer St. is one of them. Stop by and say thanks to them! EPWater is providing the city with grant money to help improve water efficiency at other libraries where it’s needed - saving water and money for the city.


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