The North 2 Tank is part of the El Paso Water Northeast System Expansion. This 3-million gallon water tank is “one of several pieces of puzzle” for El Paso Water and the northeast part of El Paso as Infrastructure Team Leader Mike Ramirez, PE, explains. This project has allowed for several miles of development in the area.

“There’s a lot of discussion where development is happening within El Paso, and the trend is to try to keep from pushing further east and try to move more development to northeast El Paso to try and balance those water resources.”

PSC provided design, bid and construction administration services for the construction of the composite concrete pedestal and steel water tank. The construction also included excavation and placement of the tank foundation, concrete pedestal and steel tank, cathodic protection system, tank painting, site piping with water main tie-ins, site grading and paving. The tank is adjacent to US Highway 54 and required an access driveway and deceleration lane in TxDOT Right-of-Way to access the site.  Site improvements included an overflow basin a rock wall and decorative fencing at the entrance gate.

Another pump station of the Northeast System Expansion now connects to the North 2 Tank and pumps to a 24-inch line that feeds Franklin 1A tank, another 3-million gallon water tank.

“This is going to be seen by several people as they head from Texas to New Mexico,” Ramirez said, “and El Paso Water Utilities is very happy to have this up. It took a long time to get this going, and this is a big moment for them.”