Agency in Hidalgo Co. Reinforcing Water Pump Station Security

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HIDALGO – A local agency says they’ve reinforced a water source near the Rio Grande to protect it after employees were shot at from the Mexican side.

The decades-old water pumping station is located outside the city of Hidalgo and is the main source for nearly 135,000 McAllen residents.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez spoke with Othal Brand Jr, general manager of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3.

He says the number of people crossing the border illegally near the plant has decreased, in part, because of the security enhancements they added around the property.  

They’ve added fences to keep people out of the building and four backup generators.

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