Texas Water Development Board approves $434,000 in financial assistance to the City of McAllen (Hidalgo County) to finance wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN - (April 18, 2013) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $434,000 to the City of McAllen (Hidalgo County) consisting of a $217,000 loan and a $217,000 grant from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of McAllen intends to use the funds to conduct an engineering feasibility study to extend wastewater services to serve 34 subdivisions located northwest of the city. The study will evaluate wastewater collection system alternatives and determine the most cost-effective option to serve the 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.