POSTED: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 5:39am
PALMVIEW, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Leading a delegation from the City of Palmview to the Capital City, State Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr., city leaders, and Agua Special Utility District Board members and managers were on hand to testify in support of a package of funding from the Texas Water Development Board that totaled $31.5 million.
The Board unanimously adopted the measure which will be used to complete the most critical waste water and treatment components for Palmview and the surrounding area.
Today's action totaled $31,510,000 for Agua SUD and consisted of a $1,845,000 loan and $365,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a $29,300,000 grant from the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) to finance construction of a wastewater collection system to provide first time wastewater service to the eastern portion of the District’s service area.
Representatives from the City of Palmview and Agua SUD were elated with the Water Board's action, with several making the trip to Austin to testify before the Board and witness the historic approval.