UTRGV students to help fix San Benito drainage problems

SAN BENITO — What areas in town flood the most? That’s the question local engineer Juan Garcia seeks answers too.

He and his colleagues at CASA Engineering, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and City of San Benito have teamed up to embark on a drainage project.

The project, which is free to the city, will utilize the help of UTRGV engineering seniors who are working on their senior design project.

They must come up with a tangible way to fix the drainage issue in San Benito.

Garcia talked about the project in depth during the San Benito Chamber of Commerce regularly scheduled “Coffee With” session yesterday morning.

“We all know there are some flooding issues,” he said. “This is my way of giving back.”

The heavy rains caused some flooding on Sarita Street in San Benito Sunday, April 28, 2013. Photo by Sylvia Caballero

avid Soto, from San Benito, stands in a flooded street a day after Hurricane Dolly pummeled the Valley, a year ago today.