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Texas Water Development Board approves $498,000 to the City of China (Jefferson County) for a Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery project

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AUSTIN  (November 12, 2018)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $498,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of China (Jefferson County). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with a Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery project.

The City's wastewater system was damaged as a result of Hurricane Harvey. With the assistance approved today, the City will remove and replace manholes and restore its wastewater 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.