Long recognized as the sectors with the greatest potential impact on human health and environmental conditions in any community, including those in the border region, water and wastewater infrastructure projects continue to be one of BECC’s main priorities.
The fundamental objective of water and wastewater projects is to eliminate exposure to unsanitary water conditions, which can have immediate and severe health and environmental impacts. Because of the shared water resources along the border and the movement of goods, people, and services back and forth across the border, the investment to improve this infrastructure in either country provides the residents in the neighboring country human health benefit associated with risk of contagious water-borne diseases.
The primary objective of NADB is to facilitate financing for the development, execution and operation of environmental infrastructure projects located in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Funded by EPA, this program offers grant financing exclusively for the implementation of high-priority municipal drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects located within 100 kilometers of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Funded with NADB's retained earnings, this program offers grant financing to support the implementation of projects sponsored by public entities in all environmental sectors eligible for NADB financing.
Technical Assistance Funding
The Project Development Assistance Program (PDAP), for project development and design, and the Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF), for construction, are programs funded by the U.S. Congress through EPA and are administered by BECC and NADB, respectively.
BECC's Technical Assistance fund has been designed to support the development of water and wastewater projects ineligible to receive PDAP funding, as well as all other BECC-NADB eligible project types.
Publications & Reports
Publications & Reports
El Paso County Regional Water and Wastewater Service Plan Update Presentation
Published October 30, 2017
The first El Paso County Regional Water and Wastewater Service Plan (Service Plan) was prepared in 2003 for the El Paso Water Utilities (now EP Water), Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), and El Paso… More Info »
WATER MATTERS: A RETROSPECTIVE HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT (HIA) OF WATER AND SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SOCORRO AND SAN ELIZARIO, TX
Published July 13, 2017
A significant portion of Socorro and San Elizario, TX received water and wastewater service through an infrastructure project completed in 2003 with primary funding from the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Economically Distressed Areas… More Info »