The City of Laredo has plans to replace its aging water system, and has submitted an application for federal funding for the project from the Jobs Act and Infrastructure Investment bills.
The city estimates the project would cost about $500 million. The water system has been the cause of several city-wide issues, including a 14-day boil water notice that was implemented after a major water line break. The notice was lifted on Thursday.
The federal Infrastructure Investment bill contains a section dedicated to city infrastructural needs, including an entire section on drinking water and wastewater management systems. The bill provides assistance for water emergencies, and Laredo is eligible to apply due to the recent boil water notice.
Some of the water lines in the city are estimated by local officials to be 50 to 70 years old, and their replacement would, the city hopes, prevent any costly future emergencies that may arise due to the aged system.
ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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