The money awarded is a combination of a loan and a grant that will be used for improvements to Edcouch’s wastewater management system.
This has been the city’s wastewater treatment facility for over 30 years, today however marks a very important day for the community.
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa joined federal and local officials to announce a grant for $2,1 million dollars and a loan for $1,8, which was presented to the city of Edcouch for expansion and improvements to the facility and treatment system.
“What that means is that it will create jobs as a result of being able to produce a lot more portable water and treat waste water because without that you cannot attract businesses or ask current ones to expand,”
Edcouch’s population is currently around 3003 the congressman says he hopes the new changes will also attract tourist and increase the population of the city.
The old facility, built in the 1980’s will be decommissioned as it has exceeded its life expectancy.
“It is something that was long due and we have been trying to do for years so we needed that change,”
The new facility will provide water services for at least 900 families.
The ground breaking of the project is expected to take place within the next 6 months