Texas Water Development Board approves $2,635,000 loan to the City of Robstown to finance wastewater system improvements

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN - (May 4, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $2,635,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Robstown (Nueces County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Robstown (City) proposes to use these funds to replace approximately 2,700 feet of 8” sewer lines, replace 24 manholes, conduct pipe bursting of 3,100 feet of 21” sewer line, rehabilitate a lift station, and replace 5,280 feet of 14” force mains. The project will correct significant breaks and collapses in the City’s wastewater collection system.

The City is located on state highway 44, 16 miles west of Corpus Christi. It has an estimated population of 12,727 and provides service to approximately 3,950 sewer connections. Water service is provided by the Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.

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