Major Wastewater Collection System Completed

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A major wastewater collection system is now complete in Brownsville.

Local officials celebrating the completion of a 17-year long effort, to connect homes between FM 511 and FM 802 to a new sewer system. The project will decommission 474 septic tanks and add seven new lift stations.

It’s a project expected to benefit approximately 2,000 residents living in colonia areas.

Alex Hinojosa, North American Development Bank, “It’s of great significance for quality of life, but also safety for the children so they’re not going to be playing in dirty water.”

The new system can collect over a 175,000 gallons of sewage per day. That system is now connected to the south wastewater treatment plant.

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