The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution a $2,070,000 loan to the City of Center from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance wastewater system improvements.
Center City Manager Chad Nehring stated that the City of Center had been working for the past two to three years to update the City’s sewer systems.
“We will use the money to eliminate seven lift stations and replace 40 to 60 year-old sewer lines,” Nehring explained. “We wil then contruct a large central lift station. The loan is a low-interest loan, and the Council will consider issuance of bonds in January and February of 2012.”
The TWDB’s release elaborated that the City of Center will use the funds to construct a central lift station and install 21,075 feet of gravity sewer mains. The City’s stated 2010 census was 5,237, and its utility system provides service to approximately 2,444 water connections and 2,027 sewer connections.
The Texas Water Development Board 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 programs for the construction of water supply, wastwater treatment, flood control and agricultural water conservation projects.
The City of Center will begin the process of improvement in 2012 after the City Council meets and sets the bonds.