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

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

AUSTIN - (June 21, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution loans in the amount of $500,000 to the City of Brady (McCulloch County), consisting of a loan in the amount of $350,000 and $150,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance water system improvements.

The City of Brady intends to use the funds to conduct planning and design to install radionuclide removal technology for existing groundwater supplies. The City will also use the funds to study improvements that may be needed at its existing surface water treatment plant to develop a sustainable water supply for the City’s customers and address treatment issues within its 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.