Texas Water Development Board approves $24,440,000 loan to the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority 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 $24,440,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority (Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority (Authority) will use the funds to expand and upgrade its regional water reclamation plant from 6.2 million-gallons-per-day to 9.0 million-gallons-per-day in order to meet the increasing demand from its customers. The Authority will also replace two major lift stations.

The Authority is located in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties. It is a regional provider of sewer service for a 45.8 square-mile area that includes the cities of Schertz and Cibolo, parts of the cities of Live Oak, Universal City, San Antonio and Selma, and Randolph Air Force Base. The Authority serves an estimated population of 63,810 through sewer service to 33,233 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.