Most El Paso residents, were curious as to as how much water the city needs to run all these new spray parks. As the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s assistant director, Paula Powell said the spray parks are using drinkable water that’s specially treated and filtered ensuring clean water. That system is similar to swimming pools filtration system.
Pavo Real Spray Park in the Lower Valley has a 6,000-gallon underground containers that recycles the water, so city only needs change water that’s lost to evaporation. She said that spray park is automatically shutting down if there is a problem or if the water’s chemistry is not well adjusted. Parks and Recreation gets an automatic alert when it happens.
Last week in Central El Paso at Grandview Park opened the city’s newest spray park which is the sixth in the city. El Paso will soon have a spray park in each of the eight city council districts because two more are under construction.