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Texas Water Development Board approves $2,599,412 to the City of Raymondville (Willacy County) for a water system improvement project

For immediate release. Contact: Sarah Haney at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (August 5, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $2,599,412, consisting of a $1,520,000 loan and $1,079,412 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of Raymondville (Willacy County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with a water system improvement project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $223,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will replace approximately 10,920 linear feet of water lines, replace gate valves and fire hydrants, and repair three elevated storage tanks. The improvements will reduce water loss as well as improve the system’s reliability and efficiency.

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.