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Riverbend to vote on $200 million funding request

Riverbend to vote on $200 million funding request

May 22nd, 2019 by Jennifer Middleton in Texarkana News

Riverbend Water Resources District's Board of Directors will take a final vote to submit an application for financial assistance to the Texas Water Development Board during their regular meeting today.

Last month, the TWDB approved the initial application for $200 million in funds State Water Infrastructure Fund for Texas, also known as SWIFT, for regional infrastructure projects. Those include a new water intake at Wright Patman Lake, a new raw water line to TexAmericas Center and a new water treatment plant.

The projects were identified in the regional water master plan released in July 2018. Riverbend paid Susan Roth Consulting $500,000 for the two-year study, which also includes decommission of the New Boston Road Water Treatment Plant.

The board will also consider a joint resolution with the city of Texarkana, Texas delegating signature authority to Kyle Dooley, Riverbend's new executive director/CEO, regarding federal and state permit applications and permit amendments for the purpose of locating the new intake structures on Wright Patman.

The meeting will be held at 12 p.m. in the Riverbend Offices, 228A Texas Avenue, New Boston, Texas.

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