Texas Water Development Board approves $860,000 loan to City of Cameron to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (October 20, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $860,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Cameron (Milam County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Cameron (City) will use the funds to continue to rehabilitate and replace its sanitary sewer system to address excessive inflow and infiltration into the system, and to upgrade the aeration at its existing treatment plant. The City will also rehabilitate or replace 14,000 feet of sanitary sewer collection piping, rehabilitate a lift station, and install new air piping, controls and valves at the treatment plant.

The City is located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 77 and 190. It has an estimated population of 6,520 and provides service to 2,129 water customers and 2,077 wastewater 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.