2010 - BECC Annual Report
Published on January 01, 2010
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During 2010, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) worked closely with its sister organization, the North American Development Bank (NADB), and other partners at the federal, state and local level in the United States and Mexico, to continue to develop, certify and measure the results of environmental infrastructure projects that advance the well-being of the border communities.
In the past year, BECC certified eight new environmental infrastructure projects relating to water, wastewater, and air quality, worth an estimated $276 million in construction investment and benefiting more than 1.8 million border residents. These projects will provide more than 60,000 new sewer connections, eliminate over 5.0 million gallons per day (MGD) of untreated wastewater, provide reliable water service to more than 39,000 households and reduce the concentration of harmful emissions such as PM10 and PM2.5. BECC also provided $2.03 million in grant funds to support the development of 21 projects for certification, as well as other initiatives aimed at identifying potential projects, benefiting more than 30 communities.