Press Release


Federal funds will be used to replace aging water well and increase supply of water

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Washington, November 29, 2007 | comments

Today, Rep. Henry Cuellar announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $401,000 loan, and awarded a $106,000 grant to the City of Jourdanton for the drilling of a new water supply well in an effort to provide adequate water to its citizens.

“I am always pleased when the federal government makes a concerted effort to help communities in need,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar (D) Laredo. “When a city’s heavily-used water well goes down, it is imperative that city leaders do all they can to fix the problem immediately.  I congratulate Jourdanton Mayor Larry Pryor for taking immediate action in applying for federal loan and grant money for the benefit of Jourdanton residents.”

The money awarded will in part be used to reimburse the city’s expenditures in drilling the new water well, as well as investing in the new system.

The new well will be drilled approximately 2,100 feet deep with a 14 inch steel casing, 10 inch blank pipe and 8 inch screen and liner including concrete foundation and discharge well piping, valves, flow meter and fittings.

The money for the water well was made available through the Rural Development Office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The terms of the loan are 40 years at a low interest rate of 4.5 percent.

The city serves a population of 4,005.

For information on federal grants, Congressman Cuellar invites you to contact his Washington office at (202) 225-1640 or (toll free) 1-877-780-0028.

Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the House Homeland Security, Small Business, and Agriculture Committees in the 110th Congress; accessibility to constituents, education, health care, economic development and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Senior Whip.

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