Texas Water Development Board approves $291,000 in financial assistance to the City of Turkey to finance water system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (October 17, 2012) The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a grant in the amount of $291,000 to the City of Turkey (Hall County) from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance water system improvements.

The City of Turkey intends to use the funds to address the high nitrate concentration of and improve the quality of its drinking water.

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.