7/11/13 Update: Good News for Mesquite Residents! The repaving has finally begun! And even better news – the water system improvements project will be out to bid soon, but we’ve gotten pipeline stub-outs installed across the streets that are being paved with the sewer project so we don’t have to tear up and repair the same streets twice!
6/11/12 Update: On Friday, we were approved for a Colonias Initiative Trust Fund grant/loan in the amount of $1,670,257 (10% of this is a loan) to fully complete the Mesquite Wastewater Project and include all existing customers on the new system.
5/16/12: Last night, our contractor (Layne Southwest, Inc. – they changed their name from Reynolds Southwest, Inc.) held a public meeting to inform the community about the project. Thank you to the Mesquite Volunteer Fire Dept. for the use of their station. The contractor has set up a portable office in the community, and will be starting with the forced-main from Vado at the south end of the project. The construction period under contract is 365 days. The project is funded by USDA Rural Development and will provide most existing Mesquite sewer customers with a new gravity collection system. The funding is not sufficient to complete the project, and we are actively seeking additional funding. As it stands, some customers will remain on the old system until additional funding can be obtained.
There will be no cost to existing sewer customers for connection to the new system as part of the project. New customers who wish to be connected during construction should contact us at 575-233-3947 or come by the Mesquite office — there will be hook-up fees for new connections both during and after the project. See the Projects & Planning page for information on financial assistance for water & sewer hookups through USDA Rural Development Rural Housing Service.
Watch this Blog and the Projects & Planning page for project updates.