In August 2022, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) awarded FBCLID 7 a $324,000 grant and a 0% loan of $10,486,000 to pay for construction of the Stormwater Detention Project. Engineers have completed the design and environmental assessment needed to create 115 acre-feet of additional storage. These engineering and design documents are currently being reviewed by TWDB and require their approval before the public bidding process can being.
Public utilities like electrical lines will also need to be relocated before construction can commence. The District Engineer is actively working on utility relocation agreements while TWDB finishes their review process. FBCLID 7 has also completed all property acquisition required to construct the detention pond as shown below. The current project schedule estimates that the bidding process will begin during the summer of 2023 and the Stormwater Detention Project will be complete by summer 2024.