RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S.Rep. Henry Cuellar recently announced a $10.2 million grant for the Rio Water Supply Corporation to improve Rio Grande City’s water supply and treatment. 

Cuellar said it is the biggest single grant ever awarded to Starr County.

The grant was awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture and will be used to construct a raw water intake, water reservoir, surface water treatment plant, and elevated tank for colonias between Rio Grande City and Roma.

Cuellar said the project will help ensure access to clean drinking water and adequate water pressure for more than 2,000 residents of colonias in Starr County Precinct 1, between Roma and Rio Grande City. These colonias include Benjamin Perez, Flor del Rio, and La Esperanza.

Cuellar, along with Starr County Judge Eloy Vera, hosted a news conference to announce the grant. 

Here is a video interview the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service secured with Judge Vera at the event:


Here is a video interview the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service secured with Congressman Cuellar at the event:


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