The City of Rio Rancho has received $1,053,895 owed to it by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and federal government.
This payment stems from a 2007 reimbursable grant agreement with the USACE related to the design and construction of an arsenic treatment facility in order to meet federal mandates. Per this agreement, approximately $6.5 million was owed to the City, based on available funding.
“I am very pleased by the progress we have made the past three years obtaining funds owed to the citizens of Rio Rancho, which I have focused on since taking office,” Mayor of Rio Rancho Greggory D. Hull said. “Obtaining the remaining amount owed to the City will continue to be a priority for me.”
The City previously received $350,000 in 2009, $2.135 million in 2016, and $500,000 in 2017 for partial payment/reimbursement. Based on what has been received to date (including approximately $1 million in 2018), the remaining amount owed to the City by the USACE and federal government is approximately $2.5 million.
“Rio Rancho would not have received this $1 million payment without the focused efforts of the City’s Governing Body members, City staff, and City lobbyist,” said Mayor Hull. “I also want to acknowledge and thank our Congressional members and their staff, as well as USACE staff for their support.”