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City-of-Palmview-LogoAgua Special Utility District has received $8 million to help fund a wastewater collection system in Palmview, according to U.S. Rep. Henry 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,” Cuellar said. “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.”

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

In 2013, Agua SUD estimated that 99 percent of its service area had drinking water service, but only 9 percent had wastewater service. The 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, states a news release.

“We are finally going to get a sewer system in Palmview,” said 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.”

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