Group From Rio Bravo Say Water Problem Is Still Going
Oct 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM CST
Oct 11, 2013
First up tonight, according to a group in Rio Bravo they are still having problems with the water coming out of their faucets. It's been a couple months where we have been following the water problems in Rio Bravo and El Cenizo. We spoke with a resident who says the water still isn't good enough to drink. James Johnson has more, James.
The group is called, Alliance Of Rio Bravo For Pure Water and after a town hall meeting the community was left with more questions then answers.
The community of Rio Bravo and El Cenizo are saying they are still without quality drinking water. Both communities took part in a town hall meeting where they asked the water plant engineer why their water was still bad. According to the group, Alliance Of Rio Bravo For Pure Water they want to know what is on going.
[cg:newsuper\maria gonzalez\alliance for pure water] 08:37:38:13 "the engineer was there but wasn't able to provide us answers 08:37:48:02 "we're really frustrated and came out of the meeting with more questions then answers.
Besides the water still not being up to par according to Gonzalez, another issue that still hasn't been addressed is the county compensating residence for the months they were charged while the water boil alert was happening. Residences have been receiving their water bills and are unhappy with what they see.
[cg:newsuper\maria gonzalez\alliance for pure water] 08:38:54:29 "I usually have a bill between 54 to 70 dollars and this month I got a statement for 232.00 dollars, which is ridiculous.
T.C.E.Q. Has since released a report on the water treatment plant and according to the report the plant still had 27 violations. When residence brought this up during the town hall meeting they were told 19 of the violations had already been fixed and when residence asked if they could get that in writing….
[cg:newsuper\maria gonzalez\alliance for pure water] 08:41:34:28 "he said we already sent that information to T.C.E.Q. but they refuse to give us written information.
A community still not happy with their water, asking for resolution.
Now according to the report some of the violations had the potential to possess an imminent treat to human life. Whether or not the 19 of the 27 violations that have been fixed have eliminated this threat is anyone’s guess. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson.