Texas Water Development Board approves $1,924,000 in grants and loans to Kerr County 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 the amount of $1,924,000 to Kerr County, consisting of a loan in the amount of $570,000 and loan forgiveness in the amount of $1,290,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a grant in the amount of $64,000 from the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) to finance wastewater system improvements.

Kerr County intends to use the funds to complete the planning and design portions of a project to serve residents of Center Point and the corridor along SH-27. The County also proposes to use the EDAP funds for the acquisition of easements needed for the project.

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.