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Texas Water Development Board approves $5,815,000 to the Laguna Madre Water District (Cameron County) for wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN  (June 14, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,815,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the Laguna Madre Water District (Cameron County). The District will be able to finance construction costs associated with wastewater system improvements.

The District could save approximately $752,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The financial assistance approved today will finance the first phase of a multi-phase project to achieve advanced water reuse. The first-phase upgrades to the Port Isabel Wastewater Treatment Plant will improve effluent quality and enhance operational reliability and efficiency. These upgrades will be the foundation for an advanced water treatment facility to be constructed in subsequent phases to achieve potable reuse.

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.