Texas Water Development Board approves a $1,500,000 loan to the City of Hubbard to finance water system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (December 15, 2011) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $1,500,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Hubbard (Hill County) to finance water system improvements.

The City of Hubbard (City) will use the funds to construct a 200,000 gallon elevated storage tank in order to address inadequate capacity and low pressure within its water system. Additionally, the City proposes to replace approximately 3,400 linear feet of old and deteriorated water lines and convert approximately 2,400 linear feet of raw waterline to a potable water distribution main.

The City is located approximately 25 miles northeast of the City of Waco. The City’s 2010 population was 1,423, and its utility system provides service to approximately 619 water connections and 546 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.