CONSTRUCTION KICK-OFF CELEBRATION SET FOR RINCON WASTEWATER PLANT

CONSTRUCTION KICK-OFF CELEBRATION SET FOR RINCON WASTEWATER PLANT

A wastewater treatment plant that will eventually serve 420 residents in more than 100 homes is scheduled to begin construction this week. A construction kick-off celebration has been planned Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Rincon Community Park on State Road 140.
The new treatment plant has been in planning and development through Doña Ana County since 1994. Once construction gets underway, completion and hook-ups are expected to begin as early as the spring of 2002.
The $1.8 million project is being completely funded through the New Mexico Environment Department and the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Colonias Wastewater Construction Program. Construction funds in the amount of $1.13 million have been awarded to Burn Construction Company, Inc., of Las Cruces.
The finished project will consist of 12,000 feet of gravity-fed sewer lines powered by a single lift station pumping effluent to a wetlands-sensitive 66,000-gallon-per-day treatment plant. The plant will utilize the very latest in odor-control technology.
Guest speakers and invited guests at the event will include Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Gilbert T. Apodaca, as well as: Haywood Martin, the chief of NMED’s Construction Programs Bureau; Jim Chiasson, NMED project engineer; Henry Liao EPA Region 6 environmental engineer; the entire Rincon Mutual Domestic Water Association’s board of directors and staff; Jerry Leyendecker, director of the Doña Ana County Utilities Department; Sen. Mary Jane Garcia; Rep. Andy Nuñez; and the entire community of Rincon.
For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.