Houston gets loan approval for wastewater system upgrades

June 2012, Vol. 67 No. 6

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $48,750,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Houston (Harris County) to finance the construction of wastewater system improvements.

The funds will be used to rehabilitate portions of city’s collection system in order to remove infiltration and inflow and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows in addition to rehabilitating nearly 500,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer line within the Sims Bayou, Almeda Sims, Keegan's Bayou and Southwest service areas.