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Rio Grande City, Texas, USA

Rio Grande City Wastewater Collection Improvements Project

Status: Completed construction

Background

Residents in the project area lacked centralized wastewater collection services and thus wastewater was discharged to latrines, cesspools, failing septic tanks, and open drains. This condition posed risks to human health due to the potential contact with raw wastewater and organisms that are vectors for associated diseases. In addition, this may present risks for contamination of area soils, as well as surface and underground water bodies.

The proposed project will provide adequate service to residents who currently lack wastewater collection in the area, and the collection coverage will be increased with the installation of 27 residential connections.

Description

The purpose of this project was to eliminate exposure to untreated or inadequately treated wastewater discharges in the Water Street Subdivision through the construction of a wastewater collection system, which will contribute to the reduction of water pollution and the risk of water- borne diseases.

Benefits

The proposed project consists of providing first time wastewater collection service to 27 homes in the Water Street subdivision, that was relying on failing septic tanks. Collected wastewater is conveyed to an existing wastewater treatment plant. 

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 0.23M
NADB Funding US 0.23M - NADB Grant: BEIF

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Results Measurement

Results are measured upon completion of the project through a closeout process that assesses project performance within 6-12 months after completion, as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives established at the time of project certification and financing approval.

Outcomes

Provide access to new wastewater collection services

Eliminate exposure to untreated or inadequately treated WW discharges

Indicators

Actual (2014)

Increase wastewater collection (connections)

 20

Improve wastewater treatment capacity (gpd)

8,200

Outputs

 

New wastewater collection infrastructure (lf)

1,480

Wastewater connections

20

Eliminate untreated discharges (gpd)

8,200

Significant project finding(s)

The project provided a solution for a small number of homes in an economically distressed area within the city to be connected to the collection system.