Press Release

Rep. Cuellar, City of La Vernia Unveil New Water Well

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SAN ANTONIO, April 17, 2015 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) with La Vernia Mayor Robert Gregory and city council members today unveiled the new Water Well 6 in the city of La Vernia. In 2010, Cuellar included language in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill, which directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide $500,000 in federal funding for a new water well in La Vernia. The well is drilled to a depth of approximately 1,000 feet and a coated casing will help prevent corrosion, which deteriorated the previous well.


Congressman Henry Cuellar and officials from the City of La Vernia gather during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at La Vernia City Hall for a new water well that will provide clean drinking water to current and future residents.


“I thank Mayor Gregory and the City of La Vernia as well as the countless engineers, construction workers and others who helped to make this water well a reality. I take the health and well-being of my constituents very seriously and this federal investment in La Vernia will enable the community to grow and prosper while providing safe and reliable drinking water to current and future residents,” said Congressman Cuellar.


“This water well is dedicated to the citizens of the City of La Vernia,” said Robert Gregory, mayor of La Vernia. “This is the first phase of creating a sustainable source of water for many years to come.  This was made possible by the efforts of Congressman Henry Cuellar and his assistance with the city obtaining a federal grant to help fund the project. Many city council members spent hundreds of hours on this project to see it through to its fruition. This will benefit our citizens as well as being a vehicle for future economic development. As responsible stewards it is incumbent upon us to continue to diversify different water sources as well as promote conservation of natural resources. Again we thank all those who contributed to the success of this project and future projects to come.”

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