Tapping the Desert

by James D. Steele, P.E., Sr. Envir. Engr.; CDM, El Paso, TX,
Edmund G. Archuleta, P.E., General Mgr.; El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso, TX,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 4, Pg. 64-67,89

Document Type: Feature article


As part of an effort to augment the limited supply of freshwater in El Paso, Texas, engineers and planners are eyeing a new source: desalinated water pumped from beneath the desert floor.

Subject Headings: Arid lands | Water supply | Pumps | Fresh water | Floors | Desalination

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