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H2O4Texas has produced a short video that serves as a reminder that the drought is not over for some areas in Texas and that implementing the strategies in the State Water Plan is critical to our future. Click here to watch the video.

Freese and Nichols is a sponsor of the ​H2O4TEXAS Coalition, which was created to increase public awareness of the critical water shortfalls facing our state and mobilize support for full implementation of the State Water Plan. Visit the...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has provided an update on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) application process. At this time, the categories for which DWSRF funding has been spoken include disadvantaged communities, very small communities, and green projects. Funds are still available in the mainstream DWSRF. Click here for more details.

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The Texas Water Resources Institute interviewed Heather Harward, executive director of H2O4TEXAS, to learn more about the coalition.

Click here to view the interview.

Freese and Nichols is a sponsor of the ​H2O4TEXAS Coalition, which was created to increase public awareness of the critical water shortfalls facing our state and mobilize support for full implementation of the State Water Plan.

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H2O4TEXAS has released What Every Texan Should Know About Our State Water Plan, a single-page handout which explains the Water Plan, the benefits of implementation, and the costs of inaction. H2O4TEXAS encourages free distribution of the document to any who are interested in learning more.

Click here to view the handout.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a draft Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for the fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The LAR includes a request of $146.3 million to fund the Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) to implement projects in the State Water Plan. The LAR also requests $19 million to fund the State Participation Program (SPP). 

The LAR is simply a request for funding. Both the WIF and SPP loan programs require legislative authorization with a dedicated revenue stream in order to remain viable loan opportunities in the future.   

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved the Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWDRF). The SRF programs provide low-interest loans for water and wastewater projects.

The DWSRF is a below market interest loan program managed by the TWDB. The DWSRF program provides funding to governmental entities to plan, design, and/or construct water supply infrastructure, including treatment and reuse facilities.

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Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Zebra mussels are back in the news, and as they spread farther into North Texas, Freese and Nichols is helping to address the threat posed by the invasive species.

(Star-Telegram article: Officials bracing for spread of zebra mussels​)

So far, the major impact of zebra mussels on our clients has been that North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has lost access to water supply from Lake Texoma because of...

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is requesting applications for their Public Works and Economic Development Facilities Program. Funding is available to develop public works projects such as water, wastewater, street or stormwater infrastructure projects. Applicants must meet specific distress criteria. Competitive projects are tied to job creation.

Depending on the level of distress, the federal match is between 50 and 100 percent. Typical awards range from $500,000 to $2,000,000. Applications are due September 14, 2012. If you have questions or would like to...

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