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Texas Water Development Board approves $6,075,000 to the City of Primera (Cameron County) for wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN – (March 9, 2023) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount $6,075,000 to the City of Primera (Cameron County), consisting of $6,000,000 in financing and $75,000 in principal forgiveness, from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The City will use the assistance for the planning, design, and construction of a wastewater collection system improvement project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $1,700,000 over the life of the loan by using the CWSRF.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will rehabilitate the wastewater collection system’s lift stations, including evaluating and replacing pumps, repairing wet wells and piping, and providing emergency generators and adequate electrical service to the lift stations. The project also includes the development of an asset management plan and extending the collection system to provide first-time sewer service to five areas within the city limits.

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.