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STORM RECOVERY $500K approved for water plant

May 10, 2019

The Texas Water Development Board has approved $500,000 for another local Tropical Story Harvey disaster recovery project.

The Jefferson County Water Control and Improvement District No. 10 approved the money for finance planning, design and construction costs associated with replacement of a water treatment facility, according to a board news release.

The district’s water treatment plant control lab and building experienced flooding during Harvey and need to be replaced, the release said. With the money, the district can construct a new building at higher elevation.

Other local water control and improvement districts that have received money for Harvey recovery projects from the agency include Jasper County, $3 million; Orange County, $500,000; and Nome, $500,000.

The money comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The Water Development Board collects and disseminates water-related data, helps with regional planning and prepares the state’s water plan, among other priorities.

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