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Texas Water Development Board approves $1 million to the City of Alamo (Hidalgo County) for a new wastewater treatment plant

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AUSTIN – (November 2, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Alamo (Hidalgo County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning and design costs for a new wastewater treatment plant.

The City could save approximately $122,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will be able to plan for and design a new 2.5-million-gallons-per-day wastewater treatment plant. The new wastewater treatment plant will be built on the site of the City's existing lagoon 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.