Texas Water Development Board approves $1,445,000 loan to the City of Bryan to finance wastewater system improvements

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN - (May 4, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $1,445,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Bryan (Brazos County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Bryan (City) proposes to use these funds to extend sewer service to an area east of the City on state highway 21 where residences and businesses currently use septic tanks. The project will also allow sewer service to proposed customers in the area. The extension will serve a current population of 1,600 and an estimated future population of 1,800 in 2030.

The City is located on state highway 21 near its intersection with state highway 6. The City serves as the county seat and principal commercial center of Brazos County. The City has an estimated population of approximately 70,744 and provides service to 21,587 water connections and 21,113 sewer connections. The City’s population has increased by approximately 15 percent since 2000.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.