EPA Recognizes Lubbock Project for Funding Success
The City of Lubbock’s Northwest Lubbock Drainage Improvements Project has received recognition from the EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) PISCES Program. The CWSRF’s George F. Ames Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program recognizes CWSRF assistance recipients for exceptional projects and highlights them nationally.
The project was nominated by TWDB for the state of Texas. Each state nominates one project that exemplifies innovative financing, community engagement, system partnerships and environmental and public health protections. The Northwest Drainage project qualified for its $35 million, 0% interest loan through the Texas Water Development Board’s CWSRF program during Phase 2. The $8 million savings during Phase 2 are currently being used for construction of Phase 3.
Word of this recognition came during a joint presentation by Heather Keister and Lee Huntoon, Statewide Outreach Team Lead Water Supply & Infrastructure for the TWDB, about the CWSRF program and this project. Heather and Lee Huntoon presented to EPA Region 6 State Marketing Managers, Emergency Recovery Contacts, Stormwater Contacts and CWSRF Project officers. The Northwest Drainage Project was being highlighted as a CWSRF success story to this audience. Congratulations to the City of Lubbock for recognition of this important project.