Texas Water Development Board approves financial assistance totaling $2,493,000 to the City of Portland to finance first-time wastewater service

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

AUSTIN - (September 22, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $193,000 loan and a $2,300,000 grant from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to the City of Portland (San Patricio County) to finance construction costs to provide first-time wastewater service to the Doyle Addition subdivision.

The City of Portland (City) will use the funds to construct a wastewater collection system for the Doyle Addition subdivision. The project consists of the installation of gravity wastewater collection lines and a lift station, and upgrades to an existing lift station and force main. It will provide first-time wastewater service to113 households.

The City is located along the Gulf Coast, seven miles northeast of the City of Corpus Christi. The City serves 5,248 water customers and 4,892 sewer customers.

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.