Bucket 1 - 2016

City or Rio Hondo Wastewater Collection and Treatment Improvements

Submitted by:
City of Rio Hondo

County: Jackson

Funding Awarded:
$176,500

Project Description:
The City is seeking funds to construct a Wastewater Collection System and upgrade the WWTP treatment units to handle the additional wastewater flows. The proposed wastewater improvement areas do not have an organized sewage collection system. The proposed project will provide first time sewer service to approximately 200 households in 5 to 6 rural areas outside the city limits, but within the city’s ETJ and CCN areas. The residents of these proposed project areas currently utilize undersized On-Site Sewerage Facilities (OSSFs) that do not comply with 30 TAC Part 1 §285 or local health department standards. The proposed project households are situated on less than 0.1 acres; thus, the existing OSSFs are drastically undersized and prone to surcharge and sewer overflows especially during heavy rain events. The low soil permeability of the fat clayey soils (Type IV) in the project area also do not allow the OSSFs to properly function properly. These undersized and outdated OSSFs allow for frequent raw sewage overflows into the adjacent Arroyo Colorado River and household backups creating a public nuisance and health hazard for the residents, and damage to the river ecosystem.
The City is currently authorized to discharge the treated effluent to the adjacent Arroyo Colorado River, which is now designated an impaired water body and presently undergoing Water Protection Plan (WPP) initiatives through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
The project will provide for the design and construction of wastewater collection system and WWTP improvements. The WWTP treatment units will be designed to reduce the Nutrient, Total Suspended Solids, BOD, Ammonia, Nitrogen and Metal Loadings which will provide a greatly improved effluent quality for discharge into the Arroyo Colorado River.
This is an environmentally innovative project that will improve the water quality, ecosystem and habitat quality of the Arroyo Colorado River and provide source water protection. The design of the treatment units will also reduce energy, repair and maintenance costs at the WTP.
In conclusion, since this is an environmentally friendly and green project the city needs the restoration funds in order to bring this much needed project to fruition.


Bucket 1 - 2017

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Submitted by:
ambonare

County: Matagorda

Funding Awarded:
$123

Project Description:
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Submitted by:
ambonare

County: Jackson, Orange, Brazoria

Funding Awarded:
$123

Project Description:
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Submitted by:
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County: Coast wide, Galveston, Chambers, Cameron, Calhoun, Brazoria, Aransas, Kenedy, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Gulf wide, Victoria, Willacy, San Patricio, Orange, Refugio, Nueces, Matagorda, Kleberg

Funding Awarded:
$10,000,000

Project Description:
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Little Bay Habitat Restoration

Submitted by:
Aransas County Navigation District

County: Aransas

Funding Awarded:
$111

Project Description:
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Texas Private Lands Wetlands Initiative

Submitted by:
Texas R.I.C.E.

County: Jackson

Funding Awarded:
$111

Project Description:
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yan Cow Trap Lake Bird Nesting Island Improvements

Submitted by:
Ducks Unlimited - Texas Gulf Coast

County: Kenedy, Kleberg, Matagorda, Jefferson, Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Galveston, Jackson, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio, Willacy, Victoria, Coast wide, Harris, Nueces, Gulf wide

Funding Awarded:
$1,234,567,890

Project Description:
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Bucket 3 - 2018

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Submitted by:
ambonare

County: Jackson, Nueces

Funding Awarded:
$9,999,999

Project Description:
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