The city provides services related to water, wastewater collection andtreatment, and solid waste collection and disposal to its residents. Del Rio receives its water from the San Felipe Springs where it is disinfected with chlorine prior to distribution, but not treated. Due to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission’s (TNRCC) finding that the raw water supply attained from the Springs is “ground water under the influence of surface water,” it was deemed necessary that the city construct a water treatment plant to remove turbidity and bacterial contamination. In addition, the TNRCC also mandated that improvements be made to the city’s ground storage tanks, which currently leak drinking water.
The main components of the project consist of:
With the construction of the water treatment plant, water turbidity and bacterial contamination will be removed; hence improving water quality for the residents of Del Rio. In addition, by replacing the existing ground storage tanks, gallons of water will be saved from spilling out and surface water contaminants will be prevented from entering the stored
|Total Project Cost||US 62.58M|
US 15.19M - NADBank Grant: BEIF
|Other Funding Partners||
Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)