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Texas Water Development Board approves $9,340,000 to the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County) for water and wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN – (January 16, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $9,340,000, consisting of a $2,495,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and a $6,845,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), to the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County). The City will use the assistance to finance wastewater and water system improvements.

By using the CWSRF and DWSRF programs, the City could save approximately $2.3 million over the life of the loans.

With the $2,495,000 from the CWSRF, the City will finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with replacing the Tamarac lift station, the wet well at the wastewater treatment plant, and approximately 753 feet of gravity line in addition to other improvements. The City will also prepare an asset management plan.

The $6,845,000 provided by the DWSRF will finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with building two new 300,000-gallon ground storage tanks and a 500,000-gallon elevated storage tank to increase storage capacity. The City will also construct a new well and 12-inch transmission main, as well as replace all automatic meters.

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.