Ultraviolet Disinfection Water Project completed

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Residents of El Cenizo and Rio Bravo will have clean drinking water from now on thanks to the completion of a new water project.

Webb County announced the finalization of the ultraviolet disinfection project.

This means that the water treatment plant for El Cenizo and Rio Bravo will now be up to TCEQ requirements.

Utilities system director Adrian Montemayor says they previously relied on a conventional treatment plan.

Due to stricter requirements the utilities department had to redesign a process to sanitize the water.

The project costs over $920,000 and was funded through commissioner’s court.