LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- The Laredo Utilities Department is working on plants to expand the city's sewer system to make room for future development.
That planning would make room especially in the Mines road area.
The Utilities Department are figuring out funding options for a treatment plant in the Mines road area.
They're busy securing a $10 million loan from the State Water Development Board to get that done.
That will join another proposed plant plant in the Mines road area, and one that is currently being constructed on the south side of town.
The Utilities director, Tomas Rodriguez, says the new plant will provide enough service to close the nearly-60-year-old Zacate Creek waste water plant.
He says because of complaints of bad odors, and the proximity to natural resources, his department has been wanting to close it down.