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EPA awards nearly $5 million to the Brownsville, Texas, Public Utilities Board for Weir and Reservoir Project

Release Date: 04/26/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – April 26, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded two grants to the Brownsville Public Utilities Board to plan and construct the Weir and Reservoir Project. The proposed project will be located on the Rio Grande and will have a normal maximum storage capacity of 6,000 acre-feet. Upon completion, the project is intended to provide an increased dependable water supply for approximately 150,000 municipal and industrial users located primarily within BPUB's service area and in southwestern Cameron County.

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