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Background

In June 2018, heavy rains caused widespread flooding, impacting thousands of residents and over $30 million in damages to Hidalgo County. This rare disaster was recorded as a 500-year flood event, and our county drainage system needs improvements to expand the capacity to ensure our area is adequately prepared to during major rainfall events.

Need

After assessing the drainage infrastructure and performance in the aftermath of the June 2018 flooding event, the Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 worked with County leaders and engineering consultants to conduct a needs assessment to identify the most critical infrastructure improvements nedded in the County's drainage system.

Program

To address the most critical drainage infrastructure improvements in areas that were most impacted by the recent flooding event and to prepare for potential future events, the voters of Hidalgo County approved a bond in the amount of $190 million for 38 Projects.



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(Programa De Bono De Drenaje 2018)



Order Calling Drainage District No. 1 Bond Election And Giving Notice

*Order and Notice Calling Bond Election

Election Information

*2018 Election Information

PRESS RELEASE

Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 to Host Town Hall Meetings and Public Presentations Regarding the Proposed 2018 Drainage Bond Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Edinburg, Texas - A series of extreme rain events during the summer of 2018 resulted in severe flooding across Hidalgo County, causing millions of dollars in damages to homes and businesses. In an effort to initiate necessary drainage system improvements, Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1 Board of Directors approved a bond election for November 6, 2018. Hidalgo County voters will be able to consider a proposed bond issuance in the amount of $190 million to fund projects that will help to mitigate the impact of future flooding events.

The 38 proposed bond projects include the four county precincts, and aim to improve, upgrade and expand existing components of the county's drainage system, as well as add components to the system which will help to move flood waters from storms more efficiently.

To educate and inform the community about the proposed 2018 Drainage Bond Program, Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1 will be hosting a series of presentations, joint workshops, and town hall meetings over the next few weeks, beginning TODAY, Monday, October 8, 2018, and continuing throughout the month of October. See attached schedule.

"Our drainage system was initially developed to sufficiently handle agricultural runoff from storms. With the county's ever-increasing population and subsequent development, we must expand and enhance our current system to accommodate the growth," said District Manager Raul E. Sesin, P.E., C.F.M. "These projects will make considerable improvements to the system and will lessen the impact of future flooding events," Sesin continued.

Public presentations coincide with scheduled city council and school board meetings, and workshops and town hall meetings are also being scheduled throughout the county to make it convenient for the public to attend in their community. The District invites all interested citizens to attend one of the meetings to learn more about the projects that will impact their community.

All media and the public are invited to attend. Please share the attached schedule with your audience(s).



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