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Hidalgo County Spearheads Stormwater System Enhancements

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

Hidalgo County is leading efforts to prevent flooding throughout the County by making transformational improvements to its stormwater management systems.

The County’s initiative to address long-standing socioeconomic disparities and flooding concerns is being funded by the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, which was administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to build a strong, resilient and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The federal program emphasizes the opportunity it provides to address ever-present socioeconomic disparities that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forthcoming projects will officially begin in all precincts within the coming months. Improvements to County stormwater management systems include the addition of pipe networks and culverts, drain inlets, swale and roadside grading, repairs and ditch widening.

The overall goal of the County’s stormwater management system improvement projects is to create long-lasting, generational change by reducing the possibility of flooding during rainy seasons.

For more information regarding the County’s efforts to prevent flooding, please contact the ARPA program by clicking the button below.



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