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Texas Water Development Board approves $7,580,000 to the Sunbelt Fresh Water Supply District (Harris County) for a wastewater treatment plant expansion

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AUSTIN – (October 5, 2023) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $7,580,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to the to the Sunbelt Fresh Water Supply District (Harris County). The District will use the assistance for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant expansion project.

The District could save approximately $2,400,000 over the life of the loan by using the CWSRF.

Due to escalated construction costs, the District requested additional construction funds for the Oakwilde Wastewater Treatment Facility expansion project. The project includes a new lift station, aeration basins, clarifiers, digesters, and plant site upgrades and will provide wastewater treatment to unserved areas in the District’s service area.

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 mitigation, and agricultural water conservation projects.