Texas Water Development Board approves $7,845,000 loan to the City of Arlington to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (October 20, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $7,845,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Arlington (Tarrant County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Arlington (City) will use the funds to construct 20,150 feet of sewer main in northwest Arlington. The project is part of the City’s ongoing effort to address sanitary sewer overflows through a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voluntary initiative. The improvements will divert flow and capacity within sewer lines to relieve existing interceptors and convey flow downstream.

The City is located 24 miles west of the City of Dallas. It has an estimated population of 365,438 and provides service to 9,535 water connections and 91,792 wastewater connections, though it does not treat its own wastewater. Wastewater produced in the City is treated by the Trinity River Authority’s Central Regional Wastewater System.

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.