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Texas Water Development Board approves $7,931,204 to the City of Huntington (Angelina County) for wastewater system improvements

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN – (March 12, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $7,931,204, consisting of a $4,000,000 loan and $3,931,204 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of Huntington (Angelina County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with a wastewater system improvement project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $1.3 million over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will complete a system-wide inflow and infiltration study to identify areas for improvement. At a minimum, the City will make improvements to the collection system, including rehabilitation of the collection system lines, manholes, and lift stations. The City currently has another project underway with the TWDB to address structural improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.

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.