Texas Water Development Board approves $19,640,000 in financial assistance to the City of Mission (Hidalgo County) for a wastewater treatment plant expansion project and a reuse system project

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AUSTIN – (March 26, 2015) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $19,640,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Mission (Hidalgo County). The City will be able to finance the planning, design and construction costs associated with expanding its wastewater treatment plant and constructing a reuse system.

The City could save approximately $5,034,142 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The City needs to expand its wastewater treatment plant to meet the projected growth and expansion of the City. The assistance approved today will allow the City to expand the capacity of its wastewater treatment plant from 9 million gallons per day to 13.5 million gallons per day. The City will also construct a non-potable reuse system.

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.

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