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El Paso, Texas, USA

Lower Valley Water District Water and Wastewater Project in El Paso County, Texas

Status: Pre-construction

Background

The wastewater collection system serves 16,340 connections, representing approximately 82% of the LVWD service area. Most of the wastewater collected—about 2.3 million gallons a day—goes to the Roberto Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is owned and operated by El Paso Water (EPW). The wastewater flows from the Cuadrilla subdivision, which has 27 connections and generates about 5,000 gallons a day, goes to a decentralized sewer system (package plant) that is in the process of being replaced with a new 10,000-gallons-a-day decentralized treatment plant. The Cuadrilla subdivision currently receives deficient service because of an aged and deteriorated wastewater collection system.

Description

The project consists of expanding and improving the existing water distribution system, replacing and expanding the wastewater collection system and increasing wastewater treatment capacity for unincorporated communities.

Benefits

The project will provide first-time access to wastewater collection and treatment services for 810 homes, thereby eliminating approximately 0.17 mgd of untreated wastewater. The improvements to the water distribution system will increase service reliability and sustainability for approximately 3,000 existing residential connections, as well as provide first-time access to 175 homes.  The project will also help improve water resource management and conservation by protecting surface and groundwater from inadequately treated sewage discharges.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 23.0M
NADB Funding US 23.0M - NADB Loan