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MAR 2019

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28 • ROCK products • March 2019 "The advantages of this water recycling/sand plant system are huge in south central Texas," Griffin said. "South central Texas is seeing tremendous growth in its population base and therefore, stressing the local Aquifer, along with other resources and infrastructure. Less water is required to oper- ate the plant, and the water saved is made available for use by the local utility." Exceeding Expectations The water recycling/sand plant has exceeded expectations and has proved very reliable. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Braunfels was the nation's second-fastest growing city among those with more than 50,000 residents. The new recycling system will save the equivalent of 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools annually. "This project represents Cemex's continued commitment to integrating safety and sustainability practices into our oper- ations and to minimize our environmental footprint in the communities in which we live, work and operate," said Igna- cio Madridejos, Cemex USA president. "Our team has driven day-to-day activities to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees while also applying industry-leading environ- mental management practices in our Balcones operations, and we're extremely proud of their diligence." Balcones

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