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Reyes Announces $86,000 to Cuadrilla Colonia for Water Improvement Project

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Today Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) announced that Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) will receive $85,980 in technical assistance funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a wastewater treatment study for Cuadrilla Colonia. The study is expected to begin in early May, 2012.

"This funding will provide the Border Environment Cooperation Commission the tools they need to evaluate and improve water development projects for the Cuadrilla Colonia," said Congressman Reyes. "I am proud that federal resources have played an important part in helping improve the quality of life of El Pasoans."

"We are pleased to serve border communities in need of technical assistance to solve human and environmental health needs. With this additional support, Cuadrilla is much closer to solving their human health problems associated with their wastewater effluent discharges," said Maria Elena Giner, General Manager of BECC.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project evaluates options to determine the best alternative to replace an existing facility that was established in the 1980's and currently provides service to 27 homes.

The Caudrilla Colonia is located approximately 3.5 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and is an unincorporated area with a population of nearly 60 homes. Currently, water and wastewater services are provided by El Paso Water Control and Improvement District #4.

The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) identifies, dev Today Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) announced that Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) will receive $85,980 in technical assistance funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a wastewater treatment study for Cuadrilla Colonia. The study is expected to begin in early May, 2012.

"This funding will provide the Border Environment Cooperation Commission the tools they need to evaluate and improve water development projects for the Cuadrilla Colonia," said Congressman Reyes. "I am proud that federal resources have played an important part in helping improve the quality of life of El Pasoans."

"We are pleased to serve border communities in need of technical assistance to solve human and environmental health needs. With this additional support, Cuadrilla is much closer to solving their human health problems associated with their wastewater effluent discharges," said Maria Elena Giner, General Manager of BECC.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project evaluates options to determine the best alternative to replace an existing facility that was established in the 1980's and currently provides service to 27 homes.

The Caudrilla Colonia is located approximately 3.5 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and is an unincorporated area with a population of nearly 60 homes. Currently, water and wastewater services are provided by El Paso Water Control and Improvement District #4.

The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) identifies, develops, evaluates and certifies environmental infrastructure projects through a bi-national team through an open public process in order to access financing through the North American Development Bank (NADBank) and other sources. To meet its objectives, BECC manages technical assistance funelops, evaluates and certifies environmental infrastructure projects through a bi-national team through an open public process in order to access financing through the North American Development Bank (NADBank) and other sources. To meet its objectives, BECC manages technical assistance fun


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