The City of
Harlingen is committed to a continual effort to improve our drainage
infrastructure because we recognize that it serves a critical function
in assuring the health, welfare, and quality of life for our community.
Drainage improvement projects often cost several hundred thousand
dollars if not millions of dollars. The project development of a
drainage improvement project involves engineering hydraulic studies,
surveying, right-of-way verification or acquisition, engineering design
of construction plans, contractor bid solicitation / award, and
construction. This process can take several years.
the funds for drainage improvement projects is one if not the biggest
component in our efforts to improving our drainage infrastructure. Over
the past twelve (12) years, the City of Harlingen has secured funding
for twenty-eight (28) projects with a total value of $30,134,195. The
City has been able to do this by leveraging local city funds to secure
federal funded grants through FEMA, TWDB, and through partnerships with
IBWC, Drainage District(s), and Irrigation District(s). As shown on the table below,
$20,855,552 has or will come from sources outside of the City. Securing federal grant funds is highly competitive,
funds are many times in short supply, and require a lot of technical
& administrative documentation. FEMA is currently evaluating our
funding applications for an additional five (5) drainage improvements.
See listing below under the “Coming Soon Drainage Improvement Projects.”
Please click on the Project Name below to get more details on each specific project.