Texas Water Development Board approves $600,000 in loans to the City of Ranger to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (April 19, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution loans in the amount of $600,000 to the City of Ranger (Eastland County), consisting of a loan in the amount of $300,000 and $300,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance planning and design costs for wastewater system improvements.

The City of Ranger will use the funds to replace its existing mechanical wastewater treatment plant with a new lagoon, stabilization pond, and irrigation holding pond in order to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s permitted effluent limits.

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.