San Luis Arizona –$500,000 Grant To Fund An Underground Waterline Project That Will Nearly Double The Available Water Supply!
The City of San Luis recently received a grant valued up to $500,000 from the North American Development Bank (“NAD-BANK”) to fund construction of an underground waterline that will nearly double the available water supply that is generated from seven pump stations that provide storage and distribution capacity to more than 5,400 residential and commercial customers.
The project involves construction of a 16-inch, 1.5 mile underground waterline connecting the water system in the East Mesa with the older water system in the more central parts of town which currently has six well sites.
"The city's access to its own water supply will increase from four million gallons per day to more than seven million gallons per day, once this new pipe comes on line in the upcoming months. During the summer months water consumption in San Luis can reach nearly four million gallons per day which is close to capacity. This new pipe provides direct access to a much larger and existing water reserve, so we are very fortunate to have received this funding," Said Community Development Director Michael Trend.
The City of San Luis will be working with the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) to complete the project. BECC received over 100 applications for its Community Assistance Program (“CAP”) during a three-month application period from November 15, 2011 to February 15, 2012, that included 10 applications from our state.
The City of San Luis was the only one funded from Arizona.
The City received notice of approval August 14, 2012.
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