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Texas Water Development Board approves $8,500,000 to the City of Alton (Hidalgo County) for a drainage improvement project

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AUSTIN – (February 27, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of an $8,500,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Alton (Hidalgo County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with a drainage improvement project.

The City could save approximately $2.2 million over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will carry out a project to relieve the frequent flooding of several neighborhoods. The project is derived from the City’s drainage master plan.

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.