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Texas Water Development Board approves $6,000,000 to the City of China (Jefferson County) for a wastewater improvement project

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AUSTIN – (September 1, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $6,000,000 to the City of China (Jefferson County) from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction of a wastewater treatment plant project.

The City could save approximately $1,600,000 over the life of the loan by using the CWSRF.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will construct a new 0.3-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant at the site of its existing plant, implementing various construction improvements and installing a new emergency power backup generator.  

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.