Texas Water Development Board approves $569,000 in financial assistance to the City of Mission (Hidalgo County) to finance wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN - (December 5, 2013) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $569,000 to the City of Mission (Hidalgo County) consisting of a $284,000 grant and $285,000 loan from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Mission intends to use the funds to finance planning, acquisition and design of a proposed project that will provide first time wastewater service to the city's north side.

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.