The Los Fresnos Santa Rita Pump Station Opens in District 6

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Irrigation pump opens

Good news for southern Cameron County when it comes to your water.

Today the Cameron County Irrigation District Six is putting to work their brand new 180 cubic feet per second water pump station.

The Los Fresnos Santa Rita Pump station is named in honor of the historic community that once stood there in the 1700s. The four million dollar project took 13 years  but it is finally there and secure from rising floodwater…. The pump will provide irrigation water and drainage to approximately 21-thousand acres in southern Cameron County.

“A lot of people don’t think about where the water starts. It comes off the Rio Grande. The Rio Grande River, then we have to pump it into systems that were developed a long time ago and TECQ is here today with us from Austin and they wanted us, a long time ago to improve our systems and that’s what we’ve done. And we’re very very very happy that this has happened,” says District 6 Vice President Eddie Cruz.

At today’s opening ceremony were special guests congressman Filemon Vela, Senator Eddie Lucio Jr and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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