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Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $144,042,788 for flood, water, and wastewater projects

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February 10, 2021

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AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $144,042,788 for flood, water, and wastewater projects.

  • $8,233,288 to the City of Bandera (Bandera County) for a drainage improvement project
  • $149,500 to the City of Cotulla (La Salle County) for a flood planning study and mapping project
  • $300,000 to the City of Primera (Cameron County) for the planning of a drainage project
  • $51,360,000 to the Town of Pecos City (Reeves County) for wastewater system improvements
  • $4,000,000 to the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Van Alstyne (Grayson and Collin counties) for water system improvements
  • $80,000,000 to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (Comal and Guadalupe counties) for improvements to the Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid dams

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $8,233,288 to the City of Bandera (Bandera County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a drainage improvement project

AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $8,233,288, consisting of $4,528,000 in financing and $3,705,288 in grant funding, to the City of Bandera (Bandera 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 $2,600,000 over the life of the loan by using the FIF program.

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.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $149,500 to the City of Cotulla (La Salle County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a flood planning study and mapping project

AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $149,500, consisting of $142,000 in financing and $7,500 in grant funding, to the City of Cotulla (La Salle County). The City will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a flood planning study and mapping project.

In addition to the grant funding, the City could save approximately $16,000 over the life of the loan by using the FIF program.

The funding will go toward a study and mapping project to support a non-structural, nature-based floodplain management program.

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.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $300,000 to the City of Primera (Cameron County) from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for the planning of a drainage project

AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $300,000, consisting of $213,000 in financing and $87,000 in grant funding, to the City of Primera (Cameron County). The City will use the assistance from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) to plan a drainage project.

In addition to the grant funding, the City could save approximately $17,000 over the life of the loan by using the FIF program.

With the assistance approved today, the City will develop a comprehensive plan to address critical drainage problems within the city limits.

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.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $51,360,000 to the Town of Pecos City (Reeves County) for wastewater system improvements

AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $51,360,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the Town of Pecos City (Reeves County). The Town will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with wastewater system improvements.

The Town could save approximately $2,700,000 over the life of the 2021 portion of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Additional savings may occur when the Town closes on other portions of the loan.

With the assistance approved today, the Town will modify its wastewater treatment plant to expand treatment capacity, address aging equipment, and upgrade its secondary treatment process.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $4,000,000 to the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Van Alstyne (Grayson and Collin counties) for water system improvements

AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $4,000,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Van Alstyne (Grayson and Collin counties). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with an elevated storage tank.

The City could save approximately $928,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will design and construct a new 750,000-gallon elevated storage tank and associated facilities.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Water Development Board approves $80,000,000 to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (Comal and Guadalupe counties) for improvements to the Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid dams

AUSTIN – (February 10, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of an $80,000,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (Comal and Guadalupe counties). The Authority will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with improvements to the Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid dams.

The Authority could save approximately $8,300,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the Authority will replace spill gates at the Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid dams. Replacement of the gates will include structural modifications to the existing spillway, upgrades to the mechanical system and electrical power, improved backup power, new instrumentation and controls, and other updates.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.