The city of Iowa Park completed in 2016 a large-scale revamp of its wastewater treatment infrastructure and had success in local events, a city official said.
The $1.5 million wastewater project, which included the construction of a pipeline from the city’s water treatment plant to the Sealed Air factory, saw the city taking on $600,000 of debt, said Iowa Park City Manager Jerry Flemming. The Iowa Park Economic Development and Community Development Corp. contributed $100,000 each in 4A and 4B funds to the project.
Sealed Air pledged to contribute $300,000 in the form of 4A funds from the Wichita Falls Economic Development Corp.
The Sealed Air division of Sealed Air Corporation, located on Iowa Park’s west side, provides more than 700 jobs in the city. The project was intended to save the factory money, and in turn make sure the jobs it provides stay in Iowa Park, Flemming said.
“This allows them, instead of buying the very pricey potable water, to buy the cheaper water and remain competitive,” he said. “The last thing we want them to do is relocate to somewhere else. We want to keep Sealed Air in North Texas and keep them in Iowa Park.”
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