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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2016

El Pasoans to be Recognized for Embracing Water Conservation


EPWU 25 Years of Conservation Celebration Begins
EL PASO El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) officially marks 25 years of its city-wide conservation program that has
effectively cut water consumption in El Paso by 30 percent. Utility officials seek to recognize customers who have cut
their water consumption, embraced water conservation and contributed to the success that has positioned El Paso as
a national conservation leader.
In 1991, we launched our conservation program with a major emphasis on educational outreach to schools,
incentives to change how we use water and enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance with the city
conservation ordinance, said John Balliew, EPWU President and Chief Executive Officer. Ultimately, the community
stepped up and embraced a conservation culture, which has endured for more than two decades.
To honor those who have made every drop count, EPWU is launching a Conservation Heroes and Water Savers
recognition program.
EPWU invites El Paso customers who, through thoughtful conservation, have seen significant reduction in their water
consumption. Both residential and non-residential customers can submit their stories and be recognized as
Conservation Heroes.
The two top submissions will be recognized on the field during an El Paso Chihuahuas home game in June and will
each receive four tickets to that game. They will also be featured in a video and profiled on the EPWU website and
social media channels. Applications and guidelines are available at www.epwu.org/conservation or at the TecH2O
Center, 10751 Montana Ave. Entries must be received by May 16.
Water Savers open to all who have adopted conservation practices are invited to share photos and descriptions
about how they save water on EPWUs Facebook page for a chance to receive Neon Desert Music Festival tickets.
Conservation helps preserve groundwater in the Hueco and Mesilla aquifers for future generations. As we celebrate a
quarter century of water conservation, EPWU reminds our customers that #EveryDropCounts. For water saving tips
and ideas visit www.epwu.org/conservation.
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El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) operates and maintains four utilities - water, wastewater, reclaimed water and
stormwater. The Public Service Board (PSB), created in 1952, oversees EPWU. With a diverse and innovative water
portfolio, EPWU provides El Paso with high-quality, sustainable water supplies.
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