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Old 04-14-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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It's like over 200 miles to the nearest major body of water.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Maybe this will help.

El Paso Water
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Basically, the Rio Grande and underground wells. The wells draw from the Hueco Aquifer between the Franklin and Hueco Mountains and from the Mesilla Aquifer, which is mostly in New Mexico but extends into Texas around Canutillo. The Kay Hutchinson Desalination Plant on Montana near Lee Trevino removes salt from brackish water coming from wells tapping the Hueco Aquifer for El Paso and Fort Bliss. El Paso also owns water rights to ranch land further east but hasn't tapped those sources yet.

I heard someplace that a regional water authority was being considered that would provide water from Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes, the Mesilla Aquifer and other area sources to the El Paso and Las Cruces areas, maybe even to Alamogordo via aqueducts, but it doesn't look like anything ever came of that.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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One thing is for sure, water is expensive in EP.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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Default Water prices

Not as expensive as you might expect. Water, though scarce, is sorely under priced.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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Not only that, the quality of water we get is very good compared to other cities. It's a bit harder than most places, but there are rarely ever problems with the infrastructure of it and supply.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Not as expensive as you might expect. Water, though scarce, is sorely under priced.
Good point. No one wants to pay more for water, but human nature dictates that the costlier a precious resource is, the more they tend to conserve.
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