El Paso Center Facilities
Research offices and laboratories are at two locations, in El Paso at I-10 and Loop 375 on a 44 acre site and in Socorro on a 190 acre site.
The El Paso Research Center was established in 1942 and expanded in 1976. The center’s facilities are located on a 44-acre site in El Paso and on a 190-acre site in Socorro. Eleven buildings provide 65,000 square feet of space for laboratories with extensive analytic equipment, offices, a classroom, a video conferencing room, a 200-seat auditorium, and five greenhouses.
44 acres of land donated by John and Betty McGuire, K. B. Ivey Investment Company, and Charles and Mary Gaither with facilities built in 1976 including offices, laboratories with extensive analytic equipment, 200-seat auditorium, classroom, videoconference center, and five greenhouses; urban water-conservation landscape garden, and award-winning cactus garden.
190 acre research station established in 1942 in Socorro, Texas on land donated by El Paso County. The land is used to produce pima cotton and pecans. A new building was built in 1986 with offices and chemical analyses and hydraulic laboratories.
International On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Center
The training center provides for the training requirements needed by wastewater industry professionals and regulators. It is also here to show the general public what options are available when selecting an on site system to treat household generated liquid and solid waste while responsibly meeting health and environmental requirements.