EPWU PROJECT TO AFFECT YANDELL DRIVE TRAFFIC
Contact: Christina Montoya, Vice President-Marketing and Communication
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail: email@example.com
Date: December 29, 2010
EL PASO – Beginning Monday, January 3, Phase I of the North Central Reclaimed Water Project will affect traffic on Yandell Drive from Raynolds to Radford Street for approximately two weeks. One lane will be open to traffic in each direction. The intersection at Yandell and Raynolds will only have one lane open in each direction for at least 3 days.
Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that is reused for irrigation and industrial purposes. It reduces the demand on the potable water system and helps preserve long-term water supplies. The Haskell Street Wastewater Treatment Plant on Delta Drive provides reclaimed water to several sites in Central El Paso including parks, schools, medians and the El Paso Zoo.
The multiphase North Central Reclaimed Water Project is expanding the Haskell Street Plant system to serve schools and parks in north central El Paso. The expansion will save an estimated 7 million gallons of potable water per year.
Nearly half of the Phase I construction cost is being funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.