Border Water Works

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The Problem

Andrew Ramirez Robertson served as the Deputy Director of Border Water Works in McAllen, TX and Albuquerque, NM. Andrew empowered more than 3,000 low-income residents of border communities called Colonias to create their own sewage and drainage systems through self-help construction projects.  Through legislative advocacy, he helped make $18 million available for community-led environmental projects and expanded access to water, sewer and electricity services for border residents. Andrew won a BRICK Award in 2000.

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