Texas Water Development Board approves $5,835,000 loan to the City of Keller 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 $5,835,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Keller (Tarrant County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Keller (City) plans to use the funds to construct sanitary sewer lines in three locations to allow for the decommissioning of septic tanks. The project will include approximately 9,500 linear feet of gravity sewer, 3,800 linear feet of force main, and a lift station. When completed, the project will provide an alternative to individual septic systems throughout most of North Keller.

The City is located in Tarrant County and its system is designed to serve a population of approximately 40,474. The City currently provides service to 14,110 water and 11,620 wastewater 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.