El Paso officials approve plan that calls for flood protection

03/12/2009 | Newspaper Tree

The Public Service Board in El Paso, Texas, approved a stormwater utility master plan that prioritizes flood protection for residential and commercial properties. The plan includes 10 projects, at an estimated cost of $67.5 million, that would eliminate up to 60% of the city's flood risk. Storms that hit the area in 2006 revealed weakness in the city's neglected drainage control system, officials say.

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