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Roma, Texas, USA

Water and Wastewater Improvements Project for The City of Roma TX.

Status: Completed Construction

Background

Water and wastewater services are provided by the municipal government of the city of Roma. Potable water service is available to all of residents within the city’s service area, although inadequate supply and pressure have made the service less than reliable.

However, nearly 75 percent of the city’s current service area does not have access to a centralized wastewater treatment facility. The majority use substandard septic tanks and cesspools to dispose of their sewage. The City operates a small wastewater treatment plant whose capacity is fully utilized servicing existing customers.

Description

This project will improve the current water system and expand and
improve the wastewater system. First-time sewer service will be
provided to 3,688 households through expansion of the wastewater
service area.

Water system improvements:

  • Installation of approximately 52,000 linear feet of distribution
    lines to replace and supplement existing lines.
  • Enhancements to the booster station.
  • Construction of a 200,000 gallon elevated water storage tank.
  • Expansion of the water treatment plant from 1.5 million gallons
    per day (mgd) to 5.15 mgd.
  • Purchase of additional water rights, in anticipation of increased
    demand.

Wastewater system improvements:

  • Construction of a new 2 mgd wastewater treatment plant to
    supplement the existing plant.
  • Installation of approximately 380,000 linear feet of sewer pipe and
    100,000 feet of sewer force main.
  • Installation of 22 lift stations.
  • Addition of a System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    system.
  • Construction of a 3,688 sewer connections.
  • Decommissioning of existing sewer tanks.

Benefits

Through this project, wastewater collection will be available for the first time to two-thirds of the area’s population that has been under served historically. In addition, deficiencies in the community’s water system will be addressed and improved.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 34.18M
NADB Funding US 4.98M - NADB Grant: BEIF
Other Funding Partners Border Environment Infrastructure Fund ( BEIF)
Institutional Development Cooperation Program
Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)
U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs