ALBUQUERQUE ― USDA Rural Development State Director Arthur A. Garcia will present a Certificate of Completion Wednesday to Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun for the community’s successful completion of a $3.9 million upgrade of its wastewater treatment system.
The financial investment made by USDA Rural Development was used to replace the existing Rotating Biological Contacts (RBC) system with new equipment. The RBC machinery is used to remove contaminants from sewage water before the treated wastewater is discharged. The funding also paid for the installation of other essential equipment that needed replacement.
The Red River Waste Water Treatment Plant was originally built in 1982 and put into operation in 1983 and was in need rehabilitation and modernization.