San Antonio, TX – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Will Hurd is pleased to announce the selection of the Marathon Water Supply and Sewer Service Corporation (WS&SS) for two grants totaling more than $230,000 for water improvement projects.
Both grants are awarded from the EPA’s Project Development Assistance Program which is administered by Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC). The first will fund a water audit in the town of Marathon, located 47 miles from the US-Mexico border. The second will be used to complete the final design documents to allow WW&SS to improve and expand water services to more than 750 area residents.
“With these federal resources, local operators will be able to better identify water losses and prioritize improvements for sanitization and preservation,” said Hurd, who represents Marathon, located in Brewster County. “I commend the BECC and NADB for looking out for the best interests of Marathon residents and the West Texas environment.”
“The BECC and North American Development Bank are pleased to support communities like Marathon, Texas,” said Maria Elena Giner, General Manager of the BECC. “In this instance, the grant will fund a water audit to determine how much water is being lost and provide recommendations on training and improvements to the physical infrastructure.”
You can learn more about the North American Development Bank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission at www.nadb.org and www.becc.org.