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Texas Water Development Board approves $325,000,000 to the City of Houston (Harris County) for wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN – (January 14, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $325,000,000 in multi-year financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Houston (Harris County). The City will use the assistance to finance construction costs associated with wastewater system improvements.

The City could save approximately $25,000,000 over the life of the 2021 portion of the loan commitment by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Additional savings will occur when the City closes on the second portion of the loan.

With the assistance approved today, the City will annually renew approximately 800,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer mains to reduce sewer overflows and optimize system performance.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.