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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...

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This year’s Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) Fall Conference will be held in Rockwall, Texas from September 19-21, 2012.

Freese and Nichols’ staff will present the following papers for the Fall 2012 conference:

Using Calibrated Hydrology, Unsteady Hydraulics, and Stream Geomorphology to Better Define Flooding and Erosion Risks Along Marys Creek – Hector Olmos, P.E., CFM and Katie Hogan, E.I.T.

Leveraging Local Funds to Provide Big Results: Bryan, TX –...

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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...

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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...

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Fort Worth’s Phyllis J. Tilley Bridge ribbon cutting and dedication event is taking place on Saturday, August 25. The pedestrian bridge is the first arch-supported, stress ribbon bridge in the United States and will link the City's Trinity Trails, Trinity Park and Cultural District to downtown Fort Worth.

Click here to watch several phases of the Tilley Bridge construction.

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Brooke Droptini, Engineer, Urban Planning and Design, was appointed to the City of Tyler's Historical Preservation Board on August 22. The Board makes recommendations to the City Manager, Planning and Zoning Board and the Council regarding the designation of any location, structure, building or area as an official historical site. It also makes recommendations about the future preservation and restoration of areas or buildings. Brooke is one of nine board members and will serve a...

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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...

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