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Texas Water Development Board approves $7,000,000 to the City of Brownsville (Cameron County) for stormwater and drainage system improvements

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AUSTIN – (December 19, 2019) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $7,000,000, consisting of a $6,975,000 loan and $25,000 in loan forgiveness, from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Brownsville (Cameron County). The City will use the assistance to finance construction costs associated with stormwater and drainage system improvements.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $1.1 million over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will implement several storm mitigation and preservation projects to reduce flooding and drainage risks in the area. Project components include construction of a park and detention pond system, reconstruction of the Impala Pump Station, culvert rehabilitation, and other improvements.

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.