Texas Water Development Board approves a $370,000 grant and a $370,000 loan to the City of Glen Rose 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 a grant in the amount of $370,000 and a $370,000 loan from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to the City of Glen Rose (Somervell County) to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Glen Rose intends to use the funds to complete planning and design activities for a project to correct deficiencies in its wastewater system. The project is expected to include modifications to the treatment process and expansion of treatment capacity.

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.