Rep. Cuellar, USDA Announce $30,000 Investment in Encinal Water Supply Corporation
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced that Encinal Water Supply Corporation will receive $30,000 in federal funds to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Report. The reports are required for the city to complete an application to apply for financial assistance from USDA Rural Development for water system improvements.
“These federal funds are an important investment for the future of Encinal Water Supply Corporation and its water systems which are crucial to the community’s families and businesses,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Special thanks to Undersecretary Lisa Mensah and State Director Paco Valentin for joining me today for this announcement. The ability to apply for financial assistance from USDA is crucial for the future of Encinal’s water system, and this is a huge step towards getting that assistance.”
Encinal Water Supply Corporation hopes to use the reports to get financial aid to replace old undersized water lines and add new fire hydrants.