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Raymondville, Texas, USA

Replacement of the Water Treatment Plant Project for the City of Raymondville, TX

Status: Completed Construction

Background

The city of Raymondville currently operates a water treatment plant built over 60 years ago, with an original treatment capacity of 0.75 million gallons per day (mgd). Over the years, the city has expanded the plant to a current capacity of 2.5 mgd.

The plant is at 95 percent of its capacity of 2.5 mgd during non-peak periods; however demand during peak periods has exceeded 2.8 mgd, creating a serious risk for potential contamination of the water supply. Thus, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has cited the city for operating its water treatment plant above capacity at
times and issued an enforcement order requiring the city to replace the plant.

Description

Replacement of the water treatment plant includes the following
components:

  • Construction of a 4.5 mgd water treatment plant.
  • Demolition of the existing plant.
  • Construction of a high service pump station.
  • Construction of a 500,000 gallon ground storage tank.
  • Construction of a new 16” water transmission line to tie into the
    existing distribution system.

Benefits

With the construction of this new water treatment plant, the residents of Raymondville will have access to a safe, dependable supply of potable water able to meet current and future community demand.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 7.71M
NADB Funding US M - NADB Loan
US 4.75M - NADB Grant: BEIF
US M - NADB Grant: CAP
US M - NADB Grant: SWEP
US M - NADB Grant: WCIF
Other Funding Partners Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF)
Institutional Development Cooperation Program
Texas Water Development Boardd