Texas Water Development Board approves a $140,000 grant to the El Paso County Tornillo Water Improvement District to finance wastewater 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 a grant in the amount of $140,000 to the El Paso County Tornillo Water Improvement District (El Paso County) from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance wastewater system improvements.

The District intends to use the funds to complete planning and design activities of a project that will ultimately provide wastewater service to four colonias (Drake Subdivision Units 2, 4, and 7 and Rancho Henderson).

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.