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NOTE: Payments made after 7:00pm will not be considered paid until the next business day, late fees and disconnect fees will not be waived if incurred during this time frame.

AVISO: Pagos realizados después de las 7:00pm serán considerados hasta el día siguiente (de negocios), recargospor pago tardío o desconección no serán removidos si se incurrenen éste periodo de tiempo.

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ERHWSC 2019 WATER QUALITY REPORT LINK

Due to COVID-19, the ERHWSC Lobby is closed. Please use the drive-thru. For customer service, call 956-748-3633.

La oficina de ERHWSC esta cerrada,  page por la ventanilla. Para servicio al cliente, llame al 956-748-3633.

On July 8, 2020, at 12:00 P.M. East Rio Hondo Water Supply Corporation (ERHWSC) (PWS ID 0310096), North Cameron Regional Water Supply Corporation (NCRWSC) (PWS ID 0310152), and ERHWSC-Arroyo City (PWS ID 0310031) will change their primary disinfectant from "Chloramines" to "Free Chlorine". The change in disinfectant is conducted in order to address an extremely strong algae bloom occurring in the Rio Grande River & local resaca system. It will take time after the change in disinfectants for the conversion to take place in the distribution system. We will be using free chlorine 30 days. The 30-day period will end on August 7, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. After that time period ERHWSC will revert back to Chloramines for our disinfection process. During this conversion process a stronger chlorine/bleach odor may be apparent in your drinking water, as these odors are a product of the breakdown of chloramine by free chlorine. All regulatory requirements will be adhered to during this process in regards to the level of chlorine in your drinking water. E.R.H.W.S.C. advises any customers with medical conditions affected by Free Chlorination to consult medical professionals in regards to any affects concerning consuming chlorinated drinking water. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda M. Sanchez, Administrative Services Manager at (956)247-7817.
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENGLISH NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN WATER QUALITY PERMIT RENEWAL FOR RENEWAL OF PERMIT NO. WQ0015162001

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA VER EL AVISO DE RECIBO DE SOLICITUD E INTENCIÓN DE OBTENER LA RENOVACIÓN DEL PERMISO DE CALIDAD DEL AGUA PARA LA RENOVACIÓN DEL PERMISO #WQ0015162001 EN ESPAÑOL

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APPLICATION FOR THE DOMESTIC WASTEWATER PERMIT WQ0015162001.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
EAST RIO HONDO WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION

July 6, 2020, 6:00 PM

The East Rio Hondo Water Supply Corporation (ERHWSC) reserves the right to adjourn into executive session on any of the items listed on this Agenda, if at any time during the meeting an item meets the criteria which allow for executive session under Texas Government Code, Chapter 55, Subchapter D.

1. Confirm posting of notice and attendance by quorum of Directors.

2. Public comment period. LIMIT of THREE MINUTES per member or applicant party and TEN MINUTES per topic or agenda item. Individuals wanting to provide public comment must sign up before the meeting begins. Review and take action on adjustment of customers’ bills and connection fees.

3. Consent Items-All items under the consent agenda are heard collectively unless a director requests otherwise, in which case the specifically requested item will be considered, discussed, and possible action will be taken separately:

A. Approve June 8, 2020 ERHWSC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes.

B. Discuss and take possible action on unaudited May 31, 2020 Financial Statement.

C. Approve payment of June 2020 invoices.

D. Approve payment plans as requested by members with significantly higher than average bills.

4. Executive Session: Advice of Legal Counsel as per Government Code Chapter 551, Subchapter D, Section 551.071 on Potential or Pending Litigation Pertaining to:

A. Trespass of ERHWSC Right of Way Easement on property described as Tract 1 in Document 9812, Volume 15833, Page 75, Cameron County Official Records, Cameron County, Texas.

B. Encroachment on ERHWSC property at Main Office location by City of Rio Hondo.

C. South Texas Electric Cooperative encroachment on ERHWSC easement at intersection of FM 2925 & FM 106.

D. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim filed by G. Portocarrero, former employee.

E. Inquiry for new service by SCI Texas Funeral Services for new building on Mont Meta Cemetery.

F. Transfer of water rights upon subdivision of the land in accordance with Chapter 49, Texas Water Code, Subchapter O, pertaining to Cameron County Irrigation District Number Six.

5. Discuss and take possible action on items 4.A. - 4.F.

6. Discuss and take possible action on ERHWSC filing of Internal Revenue Service Form 990 for 2019.

7. Discuss and take possible action on proposals pertaining to compliance requirements for the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 which requires ERHWSC and North Cameron Regional Water Supply Corporation (NCRWSC) to conduct a Risk and Resiliency Assessment of the existing water systems infrastructure and update the ERHWSC and NCRWSC Emergency Response Plans.

8. Discuss and take possible action on proposed Non-Standard Water Service & Line Extension Agreement between ERHWSC and applicants for water service on Palma Lane in Bayview, Texas.

9. Discuss and take possible action on proposed License Agreement between ERHWSC and Christian Fellowship Church Harlingen, Texas, Inc.

10. Discuss and take possible action on proposed License Agreement between ERHWSC and Developer of Rancho “Los Pastores” Subdivision.

11. General Manager’s Business and Operations Report.

A. Kamstrup Meter conversion;
B. 1.0 Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank Project status;
C. Phase II Wastewater Project;
D. Immigration Customs Enforcement, Port Isabel Detention Center, SCADA & Tower Project;
E. Drainage from property across Industrial Parkway from Main Office;
F. FM 1575 12” Line Extension Project;
G. Filter Rehabilitation Project, Martha Ann Simpson Water Treatment Plant (MASWTP);
H. Military Highway Water Supply Corporation CCN Exchange status;
I. North Cameron Regional Water Supply Corporation Well #2 operation;
J. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program status;
K. Wastewater discharge permit renewal status;
L. Emergency Wastewater Interconnect Agreement between ERHWSC and Harlingen Waterworks System;
M. Arroyo City Pump Station upgrade status;
N. Uniform Development Nonstandard Water Service Agreement with Elliot Roberts Ranches, Inc. and Las Palmas Wind, LLC;
O. Lease of Water Rights to North Alamo Water Supply Corporation and;
P. COVID-19 Update.

12. Adjourn.

Video/Audio Conferencing Notice: Pursuant to the Governor Abbott’s Temporary Suspension of Open Meetings Laws issued on March 16, 2020, this meeting will be conducted via video conference and/or audio conference, which will be audible to the Board and public and allow for two-way communication. The Board President, presiding officer, and Board of Directors will not be physically present at one location. The public may access this meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84984433471 or by dialing, +1 346 248 7799, + 1 669 900 6833 , +1 301 715 8592, +1 312 626 6799 , +1 929 205 6099, or +1 253 215 8782 using Meeting ID: 849 8443 3471.

An electronic agenda may be viewed on the ERHWSC website www.erhwsc.com A recording of the meeting will be available for viewing on ERHWSC’s website for 90 days after the meeting. If you wish to address the Board of Directors in the Visitor Question/Comment period, a public comments form must be completed, prior to the beginning of the meeting. The public comments form can be found on the ERHWSC website at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iH2T98aD7pCzxKdnW4k0dAfRzS1xF-9PKIEiL27UpS8/viewform?edit_requested=true. Public comments on any agenda or non-agenda item can be made in writing or via video/teleconference discussion. All written public comments shall be submitted in writing before the Board of Directors Meeting via comment form provided on ERHWSC’s website or via email to Mrs. Amanda Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you wish to speak publicly during the video/teleconference, please sign up for public comment, before the start of the meeting, by emailing Mrs. Sanchez and you will be allotted three minutes to speak at the meeting.

FILED TO WEBSITE ERHWSC.COM AT 6: 45 P.M., 07-02-2020.

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