POSTED: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 8:10am
UPDATED: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:25am
MCALLEN, TX — The City of McAllen Public Utility and the Hidalgo County Water District No. 1 reach a ‘first of its kind’ agreement almost ten years in the making. The contract pertains to the supply and delivery of untreated water from the Rio Grande River by the District to the City. The contract makes available 4,000 acre feet of water to the City of McAllen over the next nine years if needed, with a beneficial stipulation.
“The McAllen Public Utility Board of Trustees is excited for the future of McAllen and its water needs. We have been working in partnership with Hidalgo County Water District No. 1 Board to make this agreement work for both entities,” said Charles Amos, McAllen Public Utility Board Chairman. He added, “At stake is the future growth and prosperity of our area, McAllen Public Utility has always been interested in its future water needs and has taken actions to make sure it happens. This is just one more way to protect our City.”