Palmview receives $8M federal investment to construct wastewater collection system

Palmview receives $8M federal investment to construct wastewater collection system
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:04am

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that the Agua Special Utility District (Agua SUD) has received $8 million in federal investment dollars that will fund the construction of a wastewater collection system in the City of Palmview.

In 2013, Agua SUD estimated that 99% of its service area had drinking water service, but only 9% had wastewater service. This project will provide first-time wastewater collection and treatment services to community of Palmview and the surrounding area, reducing environmental and health hazards associated with the inadequate treatment and disposal of wastewater, thus providing a cleaner healthier environment for local residents.

“I am very pleased to announce this federal investment in the City of Palmview,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Residents of Palmview will benefit from a vital infrastructure update with the construction of a wastewater collection system, which will improve quality of life and environmental standards. I thank our partners at the North American Development Bank as well as the Mayor of Palmview and the City Council for their excellent work on this grant and look forward to our continued partnership.”

“The North American Development Bank is pleased to collaborate with AGUA SUD and US EPA to make this project a reality. There are important environmental benefits that will come from this project, as well as improved services for the residents of Palmview,” Geronimo Gutierrez, NADB Managing Director.

“We are very that we are finally going to get a sewer system in Palmview,” said Palmview Mayor Jorge Garcia. “We know that the local businesses will really appreciate this investment and we thank NAD Bank for their investment in our community.”

Of the $44.3 million project, $36 million comes via the Texas Water Development Board in 2013. The remaining $8 million was announced from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF), which is administered by the North American Development Bank.

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