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Texas Water Development Board approves $4,925,486 to the City of Raymondville (Willacy County) for a wastewater improvement project

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AUSTIN – (April 11, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $4,925,486, consisting of $2,491,000 in financing and $2,434,486 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of Raymondville (Willacy County). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction of a wastewater improvement project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $660,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will facilitate a study to evaluate approximately 33,000 linear feet of damaged or aged pipes. Once identified, the damaged pipes will be replaced using a trenchless method. The project also includes rehabilitation of manholes and lift stations.

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.