Texas Water Development Board approves $1,765,000 loan to the City of Roscoe to finance water 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 $1,765,000 loan, with up to 100 percent loan principal forgiveness, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - Disadvantaged Community Program to the City of Roscoe (Nolan County) to finance water system improvements.

The City of Roscoe (City) proposes to use these funds to install a reverse osmosis groundwater treatment system to treat high levels of nitrates. The City will also improve its distribution system by replacing lines and installing a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

The City is located 50 miles west of Abilene on Interstate 20. The City has an estimated population of 1,443 and provides water service to 513 customers and wastewater service to 519 customers.

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.