Webb County announces completion of La Presa Water Dispenser

The project is a result of an investment that’s totaled nearly $900,000
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 9:57 AM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -For over 30 years, residents living in the La Presa area have been waiting for the completion of the water dispenser since they do not have running water available to them.

Luz Castillo is just one of 200 residents who live in the area. She and her family of six who usually make three trips a week to get water say this new project is a sigh of relief.

Castillo says now they will be able to get the same amount of gallons of water minus the gas spending and risks of getting into an accident.

On Wednesday, Webb County made history by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new dispenser which is a big accomplishment for Commissioner Jesse Gonzalez.

Commissioner Gonzalez says this project was long overdue and adds that the community will count with over 80,000 gallons of water for their needs.

With the county’s support, they will have an investment of 1.2 million dollars which is a good way to start the new year for these residents who have now have one less problem to worry about.

If you are a resident and would like to use the water dispenser you can visit the La Presa Community Center and they will give you an application to fill out.

They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and if you have any questions you can call (956)523-5400.

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