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Texas Colonias to get First Time Sewer Services Thanks to USDA

Written by Gayle Cargo, Public Information Coordinator

Texas USDA Rural Development State Director, Paco Valentin, Pearsall Mayor Ray Martinez and other county officials celebrated Earth Day, April 22nd, with a $4,765,000 Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant funding presentation to the city of Pearsall.

The USDA Rural Development loan and grant will be used to improve water and waste water systems in colonias throughout Pearsall, specifically the Sandhollow and Sunrise areas.  Beever Colonia, Porter, Encino and Echo Acres will all benefit by receiving funding for first time sewer systems throughout the area, providing residents access to a centralized, sanitary system.

In conjunction with Earth Day, Valentin presented funding for first time sewer system services throughout parts of the area, which will have dramatic improvements on the environment and the quality of life of its residents.

“Safe drinking water and sanitary sewer systems are basic necessities for families and communities.  It’s an honor to provide funding for these services, especially on Earth Day.  These improvements will benefit the health of the residents and contribute to the clean up of the environment in this area,” said Valentin.

Nationally known as “The Hunter’s Paradise,” the city of Pearsall encompasses 4.2 square miles located 1 hour southwest of San Antonio, and is home to 7, 175 residents.

USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin (left) meets with Pearsall Mayor Pro-Tem Roy Trevino during A funding presentation to the City of Pearsall for sewer system upgrades and new service.
USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin (left) meets
with Pearsall Mayor Pro-Tem Roy Trevino during A funding presentation to
the City of Pearsall for sewer system upgrades and new service.

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