Texas Water Development Board approves a $1,200,000 loan to the City of Eldorado to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (February 2, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a $1,200,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Eldorado (Schleicher County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Eldorado’s (City) sanitary sewer collection system is experiencing pipe failures causing operational issues and excessive inflow and infiltration into the collection system. The City’s lift stations experience regular operational failures and reliability issues. The City’s wastewater collection system was installed in the early 1900s and is in need of rehabilitation due to root intrusion, misaligned pipe joints, and inflow and infiltration problems.

With these funds, the City will rehabilitate approximately 4,700 feet of its sanitary sewer collection system and upgrade three lift stations to increase the functionality and reliability of the 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.