By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX
“This whole thing is pretty sad,” said Blanca Montemayor, 52, of San Benito, referencing the fact her only water source remains in dire need of repairs and is presently operating while out of compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards. Montemayor said she “drinks distilled water…because the (city) water is disgusting.”
Findings presented by the city’s engineering firm Lou Portillo and Associates PLLC have shown that Plant No. 1 requires hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.
Eleno Torres Jr., 35, said, “I thought I was safe, before, but I don’t think so now.” Specifically, Torres expressed concerns for the quality of drinking and bathing water that is out of compliance with TCEQ regulations.
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