The city of Magnolia will receive a $10.67 million loan to expand its Nichols Sawmill Wastewater Treatment Plant to a capacity of 2 million gallons per day, according to a Sept. 14 news release.

The financial assistance comes from the Texas Water Development Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund, according to the news release.

Zooming in

According to the news release, the $10.67 million consists of:

  • $9.67 million in financing
  • $1 million in principal forgiveness

The wastewater treatment plant expansion will include things such as a new treatment unit, an expansion of the chlorine contact tank and a new retention pond, according to the news release.

Quote of note

“We are very happy to hear the great news,” City Administrator Don Doering said in a statement Sept. 14. “The expansion will allow the city of Magnolia to provide needed sewer services to our growing community.”