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EPWU: Central El Paso is our biggest challenge

By: Gina Benitez
EL PASO, Texas -- Eight years after the historic floods hit El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities said the city has come a long way, but there is still a long way to go.

A stormwater utility was created in 2008 after it became clear that the current stormwater system wasn't adequate.

No part of town was spared when the storms hit but the utility told KFOX14 central El Paso is it's biggest problem area.

Alan Shubert, vice president of operations at EPWU said it's because it's the most developed and most densely populated and it's right by a major watershed.

The utility is currently concentrating in that area, constructing several ponds and a major pump station in central El Paso.

"We should have them done in the next couple of years. There will be more projects coming but that time frame, 12 months to 24 months. It'll take us until 2016 to get this pump station running," Shubert said.