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Exhibits

The TecH2O Water Resource Learning Center offers a museum-like experience with many interactive exhibits. View our Gallery to get an inside look at our exhibit area. Click on these exhibits to learn what we offer. For teachers interested in Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) alignment, please contact (915) 621-2000.

Conservation
Conservation

Conservation: How can we save water?

By conserving water, we preserve and protect our water supply for future generations. This hands-on exhibit allows you to investigate how much water is used for different activities.

Did you know?

  • About 33 percent of El Pasoans' daily water is used for outdoor irrigation.
  • In 1991, each person in El Paso used an average of 200 gallons of water per day.
  • The average person requires approximately one to two quarts of water per day to survive.
    Culture of Water
    Culture of Water

    Culture of Water: How did water shape the El Paso we know today?

    The Culture of Water exhibit allows you to investigate the culture of our area as well as the progression of water management through the years. By understanding our past, we can shape the future.

    Did you know?

    • The Ysleta Mission is the oldest continuously active parish in the state of Texas.
    • In the early 1900's water wagons delivered water to all who could afford their drinking water.
    • In 1916, Elephant Butte Dam was the largest structure in the U.S. to impound water.
    • El Paso Water was one of the first utilities in Texas to adopt a water resource management plan.
    Desalination
    Desalination Exhibit

    Desalination: How do we remove salts to create drinking water?

    Our Desalination exhibit will help you learn about the reverse osmosis process, and why it's important to our community. Desalination is just one of the ways El Paso Water manages our most precious resource in the Chihuahuan Desert.

    Did you know?

    • The Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant is the largest inland desalination plant in the world!
    • The plant has attracted visitors from as far away as Brazil, Israel, Sudan, and China.
    • The plant makes use of a vast salty aquifer underneath El Paso.
    Chihuahuan Desert
    Chihuahuan Desert

    Chihuahuan Desert: What makes it unique?

    Our Chihuahuan Desert diorama showcases the rich animal and plant life in our desert ecosystem. Our life size mountain lion will make your eyes bulge!

    Did you know?

    • It's the largest desert in North America.
    • It receives only about 9 inches of rainfall annually.
    • Plants and wildlife have had to adapt to survive.
    • It's home to more mammal species than Yellowstone National Park.
    Our Groundwater
    Our Groundwater

    Our Groundwater: Is there an ocean beneath our feet?

    This exhibit shows the groundwater resources in our area that cross state and national boundaries. Learn how this water is stored, recharged and treated.

    Did you know?

    • El Paso has two aquifers separated by the Franklin Mountains.
    • El Paso depends on the Hueco Aquifer for 35 percent of its potable water.
    • Aquifers are replenished (recharged) by precipitation and surface water that percolates into the soil.
    The Water House
    The Water House

    The Water House: How do we use water indoors?

    Visit our Water House to discover the many different ways you can save water and money. Indoor water use accounts for almost 60 percent of our total water use. Our Water House exhibit will help you learn how to check for leaks and find out what activities consume the most water so that you can cut down.

    Did you know?

    • Toilet leaks waste thousands of gallons.
    • Older toilets can use up to 4 times more water per flush.
    • Every minute in the shower can consume up to 2.5 gallons of water.

    Additional exhibits include the Rolling River, Build a Water Molecule, Reclaimed Water, Surface Water Management, Texas Certified Wildscape and The Seven Principles of Xeriscape.

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