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Texas Water Development Board approves $114,240 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for storm sewer and drainage projects

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AUSTIN – (January 28, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance consisting of $114,240 in grant funding from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for storm sewer and drainage projects.

  • $25,500 to the City of Mercedes (Hidalgo County) for planning of a storm sewer and drainage GIS mapping and hydraulic study
  • $88,740 to the City of Bay City (Matagorda County) for planning of a regional drainage project

The approved projects are eligible for FIF funding under category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category of funding was designed for the planning, acquisition, design, and construction of activities to implement flood mitigation projects.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, the FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

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.