Robstown awarded TWDB funds for flood mitigation and improved infrastructure

Robin Bradshaw
Nueces Country Record Star

Robstown - The Nueces County Drainage District 2 (NCDD2) announced the award of approval by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to begin with four major capital improvement projects in Robstown.

On Thursday, Feb. 25, the TWDB awarded NCDD2 $2,439,136 in grant funding and $2,601,015 in project financing from the flood infrastructure fund of the State of Texas.

“This opportunity is a blessing for our community. I grew up here in bluebonnet, so I know how important this is to the district, for far too long this area has been neglected,” said Balde Torres III, Chairman NCDD2. “I am proud of the collaboration we have built in our region, with the school districts, the city and county. Together with the help of our state officials, we can continue to move our district forward NCDD2 has worked together with its neighbors to help bring infrastructure upgrade projects to the district. With its legislative team and engineering firm together they have had the opportunity to chase state and federal funds to cover a long-neglected area of Nueces County."

"I appreciate the leadership of the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 for taking advantage of the Flood Infrastructure Fund program and for their work to submit multiple applications," Senator Juan ”Chuy” Hinojosa said.

It’s great news that today’s actions by the TWDB will help address poor drainage, recurring flood problems, and improve these subdivisions in the City of Robstown. The City and its citizens will greatly benefit due to these investments.

”Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment, the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) was created to provide funding for flood mitigation projects. The purpose of the FIF, as outlined in Senate Bill 7 is to assist in financing drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects," Hinojosa added. 

Here is a list of the projects approved by the TWDB.

  • Approve by resolution a request from the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County) for $809,600 in financial assistance consisting of $437,000 in financing and $372,600 in a grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for planning, design, and construction of a drainage improvement project casa blanca drainage upgrade.
  •  Approve by resolution a request from the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County) for $2,453,716 in financial assistance consisting of $1,325,000 in financing and $1,128,716 in a grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for planning, design, and construction of a drainage improvements project Bosquez st. ditch.
  • Approve by resolution a request from the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County) for $1,311,320 in financial assistance consisting of $839,000 in financing and $472,320 in a grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of a drainage improvements project Ditch A.
  • Approved by resolution a request from the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2 (Nueces County) for early warning system - $612,500 total project - $465,500 grant.