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Posted on: October 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Victoria plans disaster mitigation projects through federal program

Simple sign at the entrance to a neighborhood reading "Welcome to Lone Tree Acres."

PHOTO #1: The City is planning to use federal CDBG-MIT funding for drainage improvements in the Lone Tree Acres subdivision.

PHOTO #2: The City is planning to use federal CDBG-MIT funding to add new screening equipment at the regional wastewater treatment plant. This photo shows one of the manual bar screens currently in use at the plant. 

Residents can review and comment through Nov. 8 on a proposed spending plan for $19.5 million in federal disaster mitigation funding.

A rusty chain extends deep into a concrete pit with water flowing into itThe City of Victoria is applying for a funding allocation through the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program. This federal funding is administered by the Texas General Land Office and must be used to protect communities from the effects of hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters.

What’s in the application

The City is applying for funding for the following projects:

  • Lone Tree Acres Drainage Improvement Project: To construct a drainage outfall and regrade open ditches in the Lone Tree Acres Subdivision. This project will protect properties from flooding, open new areas for development and improve the life expectancy of the streets.
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Water & Wastewater Improvement Project: To implement new monitoring equipment for the City’s water system, which will allow the City to more quickly identify and address problems, such as the water loss that occurred during Winter Storm Uri in 2021.
  • New Influent Screen Facility Project at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant: To add new screening equipment at the regional wastewater treatment plant, which will help the plant to operate efficiently during stormy conditions and prevent blockages.

View the application

Residents can view the application at www.victoriatx.gov/publicnotices

Comments may be emailed to kconnally@victoriatx.gov by Nov. 8. All comments will be included in the final application to the Texas General Land Office.

Stay connected

To learn more about large-scale projects planned for next fiscal year, visit www.victoriatx.gov/budget

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