The City of La Feria is responsible for providing water and wastewater services to its residents and eight colonias located to the north and west of the city. Six of the colonias already have access to water services, but none of them are connected to a centralized wastewater system.
The City obtains its water from the La Feria Irrigation District, which gets its water from the Rio Grande. Although the City has installed a 1.5 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water well as a drought contingency measure, current water usage projections indicate the need for additional water rights in the near future to meet increasing demand.
The City’s wastewater plant is currently operating in compliance with state regulations and discharges treated effluent into the Arroyo Colorado, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. However, the plant has reached its capacity limits, and the wastewater collection system tends to overflow in times of heavy rains. Inadequate on-site wastewater disposal
systems in the colonias are also contaminating local groundwater, making well water unsuitable for drinking.
La Feria is proposing a two-phase water and wastewater project to
improve service quality and to meet increasing demand through 2024.
Phase II (2009)
|Total Project Cost||US 18.64M|
US 6.13M - NADB Loan
US 6.89M - 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)
Loan & Guaranty Program
Institutional Development Cooperation Program
Texas Water Development Board ( TWDB)
Border Environment Cooperation Commission ( BECC)
Project Development Assistance Program (PDAP)