Texas Water Development Board approves a $48,750,000 loan to the City of Houston to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (April 19, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $48,750,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Houston (Harris County) to finance the construction of wastewater system improvements.

The City of Houston (Harris County) will use the funds to rehabilitate portions of their collection system in order to remove infiltration and inflow and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows. The City also intends to rehabilitate approximately 500,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer line within the Sims Bayou, Almeda Sims, Keegan's Bayou and Southwest service areas.

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.