Better service

RIO HONDO — The local nonprofit water supplier for Cameron and Willacy nabbed some funds to help better supply water service.

U.S. Representative Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a Rural Development grant of $484,000 to the East Rio Hondo Water Supply Corporation.

“These USDA resources will allow East Rio Hondo Water Supply Corporation to continue enhancing water systems in South Texas,” said U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela. “I commend ERHWSC for their efforts to provide quality water to rural areas in the Rio Grande Valley.”

The grant funds will support improvements to the water system to help the utility meet standards set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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