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TWDB Approves $1 million In Funding for Client City of Kerrville

July 11, 2019

On June 24, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $1 million in financial assistance for the City of Kerrville to fund planning, acquisition, and design costs associated with a disaster recovery project.

The funding consists of $500,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Emergency Relief program and $500,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Urgent Need program. In October 2018,  flooding from the Guadalupe River destroyed three of the City’s water and wastewater lines and associated steel bridge aerial river crossing facility.

The assistance will reimburse the City for costs associated with removing the pipelines and steel bridge infrastructure from the river and provide funds for planning, acquisition, and design of the replacement pipelines. 

A future financial assistance application will be submitted to fund the construction of the replacement facility.

Freese and Nichols Division Manager John New, left, Environmental Scientist Patrick Garnett, right, and Funding Specialist Mark Evans, below, helped the City complete and submit the applications with required documentation and provided support in interactions with the TWDB staff during the application review process. 

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning, and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources.

The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and agricultural water conservation projects.

For more information regarding other water funding opportunities, contact Mark Evans at mark.evans@freese.com or your Freese and Nichols project manager.