Texas Water Development Board approves $19,630,000 loan to the San Antonio water system to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (August 18, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $19,630,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the San Antonio Water System, on behalf of the City of San Antonio (Bexar County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

With these funds, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), acting on behalf of the City of San Antonio (City), plans to construct approximately 12,000 linear feet of interceptor line to transfer flows from its Leon Creek facility to the Dos Rios treatment facility. SAWS also plans to make upgrades to its four anaerobic digesters at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center.

The City is a political subdivision and municipal corporation of the state of Texas. In 1992, the City Council consolidated all water-related systems, functions, agencies and activities into one agency, SAWS. SAWS provides water and wastewater service to the majority of the population within the corporate limits of the City and Bexar County. The total 2010 City population is 1,327,407. The system has 331,853 water and 373,755 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.