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Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $257,494,590 for flood, water, and wastewater projects

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February 25, 2021

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AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $ 257,494,590 for flood, water, and wastewater projects.

  • $13,100,000 to the City of Brownsville (Cameron County) for flood improvement projects
  • $1,503,954 to the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County) for a drainage improvement project
  • $5,026,000 to the City of Junction (Kimble County) for flood mitigation projects
  • $4,574,636 to Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County) for drainage improvement projects
  • $2,345,000 to Brookeland Fresh Water Supply District (Jasper, Newton, and Sabine counties) for a wastewater system project
  • $5,980,000 to Orange County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 (Orange County) for water and wastewater system projects
  • $165,665,000 to the City of Pflugerville (Travis County) for a wastewater system project
  • $59,300,000 to the City of Bay City (Matagorda County) for water and wastewater system projects

Texas Water Development Board approves $13,100,000 to the City of Brownsville (Cameron County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for flood improvement projects

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $13,100,000, consisting of $7,565,000 in financing and $5,535,000 in grant funding, to the City of Brownsville (Cameron County). The City will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for planning, design, and construction of flood improvement projects.

In addition to the grant funding, the City could save approximately $2,000,000 over the life of the loans by using the FIF program.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will improve 6,400 feet of drainage ditch and increase the pumping capacity of the Impala Pump Station. The City will also construct 21 monitoring and control stations throughout the City’s resacas, construct detention pond improvements with automated overflow controls, and install several water level and rainfall data collection points to be integrated with the City’s flood model.

The approved projects are eligible for FIF funding under category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category was designated for planning, acquisition, design, and construction activities to implement flood mitigation projects.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $1,503,954 to the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a drainage improvement project

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of 1,503,954, consisting of $1,203,000 in financing and $300,954 in grant funding, to the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County). The City will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for planning, design, and construction of a drainage improvement project.

In addition to the grant funding, the City could save approximately $277,000 over the life of the loan by using the FIF program.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will implement drainage improvements and flooding control in the city’s downtown area.

The approved project is eligible for FIF funding under category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category was designated for planning, acquisition, design, and construction activities to implement flood mitigation projects.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $5,026,000 to the City of Junction (Kimble County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for flood mitigation projects

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,026,000, consisting of $2,513,000 in financing and $2,513,000 in grant funding, to the City of Junction (Kimble County). The City will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for planning, design, and construction of flood mitigation projects.

In addition to the grant funding, the City could save approximately $1,800,000 over the life of the loans by using the FIF program.

With the assistance approved today, the City will construct a raw water intake infiltration system at its water treatment plant to reduce susceptibility to damage from future flood events. It will also repair the Lake Junction dam and install mitigation measures to prevent future catastrophic failure of the dam.

The approved projects are eligible for FIF funding under category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category was designated for planning, acquisition, design, and construction activities to implement flood mitigation projects.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $4,574,636 to Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for drainage improvement projects

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $4,574,636, consisting of $2,601,000 in financing and $1,973,636 in grant funding, to Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County). The District will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for planning, design, and construction of drainage improvement projects.

In addition to the grant funding, the District could save approximately $1,470,000 over the life of the loans by using the FIF program.

The approved projects are eligible for FIF funding under category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category was designated for planning, acquisition, design, and construction activities to implement flood mitigation projects.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $2,345,000 to Brookeland Fresh Water Supply District (Jasper, Newton, and Sabine counties) for a wastewater system project

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $2,345,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Brookeland Fresh Water Supply District (Jasper, Newton, and Sabine counties). The District will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with wastewater system improvements.

The District could save approximately $270,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the District will replace piping within the Forest Hills subdivision collection system.

Texas Water Development Board approves $5,980,000 to Orange County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 (Orange County) for water and wastewater system projects

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,980,000, consisting of a $3,980,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and a $2,000,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), to Orange County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 (Orange County). The District will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with water and wastewater system improvements.

The District could save approximately $1,000,000 over the life of the loans by using the DWSRF and CWSRF programs.

With the DWSRF assistance approved today, the District will replace distribution lines and well pumps and rehabilitate elevated storage tanks. With the assistance provided through the CWSRF, the District will replace sanitary sewer lines, remove and replace 35 manholes, and install nine new manholes.

Texas Water Development Board approves $165,665,000 to the City of Pflugerville (Travis County) for a wastewater system project

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $165,665,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Pflugerville (Travis County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with wastewater system improvements.

The City could save approximately $2,200,000 over the life of the 2021 portion of the loan. Additional savings may occur when the City closes on other portions of the loan.

With the assistance approved today, the City will construct a second wastewater treatment plant.

Texas Water Development Board approves $59,300,000 to the City of Bay City (Matagorda County) for water and wastewater system projects

AUSTIN – (February 25, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $59,300,000, consisting of a $21,300,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and a $38,000,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), to the City of Bay City (Matagorda County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with water and wastewater system improvements.

The City could save approximately $1,100,000 over the life of the 2021 portions of the loans by using the DWSRF and CWSRF programs. Additional savings may occur when the City closes on other portions of the loans.

With the DWSRF assistance approved today, the City will expand and rehabilitate its water production, treatment, and distribution system by constructing two new water treatment plants, improving three existing water treatment plants, and adding advancing metering infrastructure with new meters citywide.

With the assistance provided through the CWSRF, the City will rehabilitate components of its wastewater treatment plant, including the mechanical and electrical systems.