Texas Water Development Board approves $630,000 loan to the City of Bedford 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 $630,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Bedford (Tarrant County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Bedford (City) will use these funds to replace and upsize an existing 3,620 linear-foot segment of pipeline in an ongoing effort to reduce sanitary sewer overflows in its wastewater collection system.

The City is located approximately 25 miles west of Dallas. It has an estimated population of 47,918 and provides service to approximately 22,068 water connections and 22,575 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.