Faysville Residents Question Removal of Water Pump after Waking up to Floods

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, September 13 2018 Sep 13, 2018 September 13, 2018 5:47 PM September 13, 2018 in News

FAYSVILLE – Residents in a Faysville neighborhood woke up to waist-deep floodwater Thursday morning.

Now, they want to know why the nearby water pumping station is gone.

Edinburg City Manager Pilar Rodriguez tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS it was removed during a transition period when the area was annexed from Hidalgo County four years ago.  

“A gravity system has been designed, and a drainage ditch was built to drainage area. The issue we're running in today is the drainage ditch is full. The water cannot drain out of Faysville by gravity anymore,” says Rodriguez.

KRGV’s Sierra Pizarro reached out to the city to find answers. Three trucks showed up with vacuum pumps as back up shortly after. 

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