More than 8,000 people in the cities of Rio Bravo and El Cenizo remain under a boil water alert as of tonight. We went out to Rio Bravo today to see how things are going in the small town. James Johnson has more, James. The investigation continues as state agencies work with Rio Bravo and El Cenizo in fixing the problem with their water quality. The Texas commission on environmental quality launched an investigation last week, when a water sample tested positive for e coli since last week, residence have been asked to boil the water before consuming it and if possible to drink bottled water. Because of finances and means of transportation to the nearest store, it has been difficult for some residence and is why some companies like HEB and the American Red Cross have helped with donations.
[cg:newsuper\amanda perez\commissioner] 36:26 they donated some water, we gave it out to the public Fri and Sat 48:12 were running low, so now our main focus
Webb County Commissioner Mike Montemayor is working closely with the city of Rio Bravo by making sure things like the water treatment plant get the necessary repairs so something like this doesn't happen again.
[cg:newsuper\mike montemayor\webb county commissioner] 13:35:07 one of the first things, I noticed was the water plant and how bad it was and lack of maintance. 17:01:10 we came into this and it has to be fixed.
The water boil alert not only affects the water from the tab, but machines people use to fill water bottles for their water coolers as well.
[cg:newsuper\james johnson\kgns reporter] 27:48:00 until the city gets the green light machines like this will remain closed.
During last weeks city hall meeting, residence complained about the lack of communication and customer service from the water treatment plant. Something the county commissioner says will change.
[cg:newsuper\mike montemayor\webb county commissioner] 19:17:03 all these things will change and everything will get better it just takes a little bit 19:33:20 we will clean up this mess.