The primary purpose of BECC is to support border communities to identify, develop and achieve BECC certification and NADB funding for environmental infrastructure projects that improve human health, promote sustainable development, and contribute to enhancing the quality of life in the border region.
|$3.66b||Billion Dollars USD in
Projects by Environmental Sector
in the United States
75 - Water and Wastewater
Providing new or improved services to 12 million border residents with a capacity to eliminate more than 450 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater discharges, equivalent to the wastewater discharge of nearly 12.8 million people.
24 - Water Conservation
Estimated to save energy and to decrease water losses by approximately 330 MGD; enough to serve the average demands of some four million people.
6 - Solid Waste Management
Accommodating approximately 1,550 tons/day of waste previously disposed of in open or uncontrolled sites, benefiting more than 3.5 million people.
21 - Clean and Efficient Energy
Anticipated to prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to almost 1,265,665 metric tons of CO2 per year.
Closed Out Projects in the United States
The Close‐Out Process provides a review of physical facilities constructed, facility performance and achievement of objectives as reflected in a results measurement matrix.
- USA Texas Rio Grande City Rio Grande City Wastewater Collection Improvements Project $449k
- USA California Niland Sunpeak Solar Park N/A
- USA New Mexico Anthony Water Improvements Project in Anthony, New Mexico $8.8m
- USA Texas San Juan Water Conservation Project for Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 in San Juan, Texas $1.8m
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Project Pipeline for the United States
|$43.2m||USD in Estimated
|7.6k||People to Benefit|
Technical Assistance Grants for the United States
BECC provides technical assistance for project development through the EPA-funded Project Development Assistance Program and through a special technical assistance program funded with its own operating budget. Additionally, BECC manages EPA funds to support the development of strategic initatives and specific projects linked to the objectives and goals of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program
|$31.49m||in Technical Assistance Grants|
EPA Funded Grants
BECC Funded Grants
Technical Assistance Received by State in the United States
Border 2012: U.S-Mexico Environmental Program
The Border 2012: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program is a collaborative effort of the United States and Mexico to improve the environment and protect the health of the nearly 12 million people living along the border. To support EPA and SEMARNAT in their efforts to achieve results, BECC provides its services to facilitate stakeholder meetings, as well as to identify, contract, and manage projects.
Projects in the United States
|99||Projects Managed by BECC|
|$3.3m||Funded through EPA|
- 20207 USA California Imperial Reducing Children Environmental Health Risks (Lead, Asthma, and Pesticides) Along the US/Mexico Border in Imperial County, California $25,000 4
- 20216 USA Texas El Paso MEXICAN BORDER STATES EMISSION INVENTORIES $60,000 2
- 20236 USA Arizona Douglas Tools to Help Arizona Border Communities Reclaim Resources $0
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News for United States
May 22, 2017 - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), in coordination with the North American Development Bank (NADB), are pleased to announce a new project application and prioritization cycle for drinking water and wastewater…
May 13, 2016 - U.S.-Mexico Joint Working Committee meets in Monterrey where BECC General Manager presents the Green Infrastructure Program.
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 »