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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,426,101 in financial assistance to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County) for water treatment plant improvements

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN  (September 4, 2014)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,426,101, consisting of a $1,000,000 loan and $426,101 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County). The assistance will allow the City to fund planning and design costs associated with water treatment plant improvements.

Los Fresnos could save approximately $549,735 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

The City plans to expand its water treatment plant from 1.0 million gallons per day to 2.5 million gallons per day, more than doubling its capacity. In addition, the City will replace approximately 22,300 linear feet of water lines and 50 deteriorating fire hydrants. The improvements will allow the City to meet future water demands associated with a growing population.

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.