Texas Water Development Board approves $1,905,000 loan to the City of Burnet to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (July 21, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $1,905,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund - Disadvantaged Communities to the City of Burnet (Burnet County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Burnet (City) plans to use the funds to rehabilitate three segments of its collection system that are subject to significant amounts of inflow and infiltration. Approximately 10,000 linear feet of line will be rehabilitated or moved and replaced, and approximately 3,400 linear feet of reclaimed water main will be installed.

The City is located 50 miles northwest of Austin on State Highway 29. With an estimated population of 7,100, the City provides service to approximately 2,190 water connections and 1,982 sewer connections.

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.