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The City of Muleshoe held a public hearing on the Texas Community Development Block Grant Water Line Project on June 13. Present were city staff and council, Gil Rennels, Channel 6, and Kay Howard, the grant administrative representative for public management.

The completed project replaced 50-year-old water lines, mostly 2-inch, with 6-inch PVC line, creating better water volume for residents, City Manager Ramon Sanchez said.

The lines were replaced between West 6th and 8th on Ave. D; west 12th between Ave. B and D; and between 12th and 13th on Ave. B. The project replaced approximately 3,800 feet of line.

“This is a competitive grant that we applied for from the Texas Department of Agriculture to the state, hoping to get funded,” Sanchez said. “It’s a $350,000 grant and city matches could be up to 15 percent of that.”

The completed project received $275,000 in grant funds. The city matched $55,000, plus $8,000 for changeover, a total of $344,000 dollars.

Sanchez said the final public hearing at the completion of the project gives those who live in the area affected by the project an opportunity to ask questions and allows the city to receive state funds.

Gail M. Williams

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

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