Texas Water Development Board approves $11,420,000 to the City of San Juan (Hidalgo County) for wastewater system improvements | Texas Water Development Board

Texas Water Development Board approves $11,420,000 to the City of San Juan (Hidalgo County) for wastewater system improvements

For immediate release.  Contact: Sarah Haney at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (February 4, 2019) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $11,420,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of San Juan (Hidalgo County). The City will use the assistance to finance two wastewater system improvement projects.

The City will receive $9,207,000, consisting of a $6,645,000 loan and $2,562,000 in loan forgiveness, for design and construction costs associated with rehabilitating and replacing equipment at its wastewater treatment plant. Improvements will also include a new office/control and laboratory building and a new supervisory control and data acquisition system. The TWDB previously funded $1,270,000 for this project.

In addition, the City will receive $2,213,000, consisting of a $1,715,000 loan and $498,000 in loan forgiveness, for construction of wastewater system improvements. With the assistance approved today, the City will be able to replace and increase the capacity of one lift station and install approximately 5,000 feet of force main. The TWDB previously funded $445,000 for this project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness for both projects, the City could save approximately $2.3 million by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

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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