Texas Water Development Board approves $1,375,000 loan to the City of Burnet to finance water system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (September 22, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $1,375,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund-Disadvantaged Community to the City of Burnet (Burnet County) to finance water system improvements.

The City of Burnet (City) has ongoing issues with water pressure and water quality. The City will replace pipes to alleviate pressure and quality problems. The replacements will also result in a reduction of operation and maintenance expenses.

The City is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Austin on state highway 29. It has an estimated population of 7,100 and provides service to 2,247 water connections and 2,005 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.