Texas Water approves $46M for water infrastructure

April 18, 2022
Primarily through Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans, the funds will support five groups' water, wastewater, and flood projects.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved financial assistance totaling $46,774,392 for water, wastewater, and flood projects. The assistances comes primarily through Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loans.

A full breakdown of the funding is provided below:

The City of Pflugerville will use a $24,000,000 DWSRF loan to finance drinking water system improvements. With the loan, the city will upgrade its water treatment plant to address damage caused by hydrilla and zebra mussel infestations in Lake Pflugerville and increase the capacity to meet the projected water demands over the next 20 years.

The North Alamo Water Supply Corporation will use $15,340,000 from the CWSRF to finance the planning, acquisition, design, and construction of a first-time wastewater service project. The assistance, which includes $4,250,000 in loan forgiveness, will help the corporation provide first-time sewer service to nine subdivisions by building a collection system and expanding a wastewater treatment plant to service the added connections.

The City of Raymondville will use $4,925,486 from the CWSRF to plan, design, and construct a wastewater improvement project. The assistance, which includes $2,434,486 in loan forgiveness, will help the city evaluate approximately 33,000 linear feet of damages or aged pipes. Once identified, the damages pipes will be replaces using a trenchless method.

The Harris County Flood Control District is receiving $2,208,906 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund to construct a flood mitigation project. The funds will help the district construct a detention basin to provide approximately 1,169 acre-feet of stormwater storage capacity. The project will address repetitive flood, and is one of several planned flood mitigation projects.

The Tom Green County Fresh Water Supply District No. 2 is receiving $300,000 in loan forgiveness from the DWSRF to finance the planning, design, and construction of drinking water system improvements. The district plans to make repairs and electrical system upgrades to its three water wells; purchase and install an emergency backup generator at its water treatment plant; and make other electrical improvements. 

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