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Texas Water Development Board approves $5,225,000 to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County) for water and wastewater system improvement projects

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AUSTIN – (July 23, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,225,000, consisting of a $1,600,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and a $3,625,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County). The City will use the assistance to finance construction costs associated with water and wastewater system improvement projects.

The City could save approximately $730,000 over the life of the loans by using the CWSRF and DWSRF programs.

With the $1,600,000 from the CWSRF, the City will rehabilitate its deteriorated sewer system and provide first-time sewer service to 36 new connections. With the $3,625,000 provided by the DWSRF, the City will upgrade water treatment plant equipment to improve functionality and expand the plant from 1.0 to 1.5 million gallons per day to meet future water demands.

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.