Texas Water Development Board approves $2,651,990 in loans to the City of Brady to finance water system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (July 19, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution loans in the amount of $2,651,990 to the City of Brady (McCulloch County), consisting of a loan in the amount of $1,210,000 and $1,441,990 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance water system improvements.

The City of Brady intends to use the funds to plan and design five major projects: 1) major improvements at the City’s wastewater treatment plant; 2) creation of a wastewater reuse pipeline; 3) a reuse pipeline to deliver wastewater back to Brady Creek Reservoir for reuse; 4) a collection system to protect the City’s water supplies from failing septic systems; and 5) a second wastewater treatment plant to treat the flows collected around the Brady lake.

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.