Texas Water Development Board approves $3,400,778 in loans to the City of Paris to finance water system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (September 20, 2012) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution the amount of $3,400,778 to the City of Paris (Lamar County) consisting of a loan in the amount of $2,900,000 and $500,778 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance water system improvements.

The City of Paris intends to use the funds to replace deteriorated water lines to address leaks and line breaks throughout the aging water distribution 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.