$10.4M flows to Edinburg for plant upgrades$10.4M flows to Edinburg for plant upgradeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=62822013-09-23T07:20:00Z2013-09-20T00:00:00Z

EDINBURG - The City of Edinburg has been awarded $10.425 million to expand the existing West Water Treatment Plant located at 1752 South Mon Mack Rd.

The treatment plant’s capacity is currently 8 million gallons per day, and the newly allocated funds will allow the city to increase capacity by 8 million gallons more.

“This is an exciting day for Edinburg. This loan will allow us to meet our current water demand for the more than 82,000 residents of Edinburg and welcome future growth both residential and commercial,” said Mayor Richard H. Garcia.

Some expansion features include:

  • a 2 million gallon ground storage tank;
  • two bulk storage tanks;
  • a filter building and gallery;
  • a sludge dewatering building; and
  • a maintenance building.

The West Water Treatment Plant is one of two the city owns and operates. The Downtown Plant has a capacity of 10 million gallons per day.

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