Texas Water Development Board approves $582,000 in loans to the City of Grand Prairie to finance wastewater 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 $582,000 to the City of Grand Prairie (Dallas, Tarrant and Ellis Counties), consisting of a loan in the amount of $495,000 and $87,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Grand Prairie intends to use the funds to replace and enlarge 3,950 feet of deteriorated trunk sewer in order to prevent sanitary sewer overflows within the sewer 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.