Congressman Cuellar to Visit Floresville

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar will be at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas on October 19 at 2:30 p.m. for the unveiling ceremony of the City of Floresville’s newly constructed, state-of-the-art USDA Wastewater Treatment Plant and to acknowledge the receipt of FEMA funds for Wilson County to Judge Richard Jackson. Congressman Cuellar was instrumental in ensuring the County received FEMA funding during the May 2015 catastrophic flooding.

City of Floresville USDA Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Floresville received $9.473 million in funding from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development ($1.798 million in grant, $7.495 million in loan, and $180,000 in City funding/applicant contribution). This funding has allowed the City to construct significant upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on Goliad Road and to the wastewater collection system. Major improvements to the WWTP include a new carousel oxidation basin; two new clarifiers; a new disinfection system; a belt filter press for sludge processing; and new emergency power, electrical, and control system improvements. The WWTP improvements will increase the plant’s average flow capacity from 900,000 gallons per day (GPD) to 1.2 million GPD and increase peak flow capacity from 1.8 million GPD to 4.8 million GPD.  The new plant will have the capacity to anticipate the City of Floresville’s expected growth through 2050. This improvement will certainly pave the way for a stronger future for the City of Floresville.

Wilson County FEMA Funds

The Wilson County FEMA funds will only be granted to Precincts 1, 2, and 4, with Albert Gamez, Jr, Paul Pfeil, and Larry Wiley representing those precincts respectively.