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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
March 26, 2015
Contact: Josh Reyna
(512) 463-0120 office
Senator Hinojosa Announces Local Communities To Receive Over $27 Million for Waste Water Infrastructure

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Water Development Board, approved over $27 million for the City of Mission and Agua Special Utility District (Agua SUD) in western Hidalgo County. The loans approved today will provide $19.6 million for the City of Mission and another $8.2 million for the Agua Special Utility District that services rural portions of western Hidalgo County. The financial assistance will finance construction of a wastewater collection system and expand Mission's wastewater treatment plant to help provide first time wastewater service to the City of Palmview and surrounding areas.

Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"Clean water and wastewater services are essential to the development and health of our communities. With these funds, the City of Mission and Agua SUD will be able to expand wastewater services in these fast growing communities and provide first-time waste water services to the City of Palmview and surrounding areas. The impact of this infrastructure improvement will promote economic development and safeguard against public health concerns."

"I applaud the City of Mission, the City of Palmview, and AGUA SUD for working together to provide these critical services to our local communities."

Background on project:

Agua SUD's loan will complete financing for a $45 million plant, funded through a variety of sources, that will treat up to 2.5 million gallons per day in the City of Palmview. Mission will use a portion of its loan to partner with Agua SUD to provide service to the area and also to expand its existing wastewater treatment plant from 9 million gallons per day to 13.5 million gallons per day.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa serves as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), and the Sunset Advisory Commission.