CWSRF Success Story: Aledo Wastewater Treatment Plant Project
The City of Aledo experienced a population boom in the mid-1990s and has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. In 2007, the City of Aledo began the process to secure funding through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for a new wastewater treatment plant. Then in 2008, Aledo asked Freese and Nichols to assist the City with the funding, design and construction of a new, larger wastewater treatment plant. Freese and Nichols and the City pursued the TWDB CWSRF. The CWSRF is a low-interest loan that provides funding for wastewater facilities.
Freese and Nichols prepared the Project Information Form (PIF) for the City in 2009. The PIF lays out the problem and proposed solution for the TWDB. The TWDB reviews the PIFs, selects the preferred projects and requests the applicants submit a formal loan application. This Aledo project included the preliminary design, environmental study, geotechnical investigation, final design and construction of the 0.6-MGD wastewater treatment plant. The TWDB approved the Aledo Wastewater Treatment Plant project, and construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
If your community is in need of financial assistance for water or wastewater improvements, the TWDB’s Drinking Water or Clean Water SRF might be the perfect opportunity. The deadline to submit PIFs is March 1, 2013. If you have questions about these loan programs, please contact our Funding Specialist, Stephanie Griffin.