Texas Water Development Board approves a $2,000,000 loan to the Parker County Special Utility District 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 $2,000,000 loan from the Texas Water Development Fund to the Parker County Special Utility District (Parker and Palo Pinto Counties) to finance water system improvements.

The Parker County Special Utility District (District) will use these funds to complete construction of a 1.0 million-gallons-per-day membrane water treatment plant on the Brazos River near the City of Dennis.

The District is located 40 miles west of the City of Fort Worth. It has an estimated population of 6,250 and provides service to 1,393 water customers.

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.