State Representatives ask Federal Government to hold Mexico accountable for withholding water

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Source: Eddie Lucio III Facebook

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – In a press release from the Office of State Representative Eddie Lucio III, Lucio and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Lyle Larson ask the U.S. Government to hold Mexico accountable for failure to deliver water as required by the 1944 Water Treaty.

Irrigation District #9 supplies water for the cities of Weslaco, Mercedes, Edcouch, Elsa, and La Villa through the North Alamo Water Supply Corporation, is currently at 38% capacity.

The North Alamo Water Supply Corporation, which supplies potable water for rural and semi-urban areas of Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties, is actively looking for emergency water supplies to supplant water that should be supplied by water deliveries from Mexico on the Rio Grande.

The release said the cost of any emergency water supplies will be passed onto ratepayers.

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