Texas Water Development Board approves $239,000 GRANT to the City of Tahoka to finance water 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 $239,000 grant from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to the City of Tahoka (Lynn County) to finance planning and design costs for water system improvements.

The City of Tahoka (City) proposes to use these funds for the planning and design of a project to rehabilitate the City’s existing water distribution system. The City serves an estimated 965 water connections. The water distribution system is undersized and dilapidated, causing low water pressure and leaving the City at risk of potential contamination.

The City is located 30 miles south of the City of Lubbock. It has an estimated population of 3,000 and serves 965 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.