Seeley water improvements

SEELEY, Calif. – The Seeley Water District and Imperial County have teamed up to make improvements to the waste water plant that serves the town. Crews are working on an existing sewer pond that was not in use to transfer their waste water system into by next month.

County officials say the pond that is currently being used had a leak and was in dire need of repairs. Once repaired the old pond will serve as a back-up.

The county and the water district are paying for the $700,000 project with the help of block grants from the state. Officials say this is great because residents will not have to pay any more money than what they already do for water services.

“In a small community like this, it helps a lot, the county secured funds so they don’t have to pay for those improvements and by default the residents won’t pay for those improvements.” said the director of the county’s housing and community development department Esperanza Colio.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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