Texas Water Development Board approves a $2,000,000 grant to the City of Brownsville to finance wastewater services

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

AUSTIN - (June 21, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a grant in the amount of $2,000,000 to the City of Brownsville (Cameron County) from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance wastewater services.

The City of Brownsville intends to use the funds for the construction phase of a first-time municipal wastewater service to serve an estimated 283 residents (an estimated 80 connections) in the Villanueva project area.

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.