Texas Water Development Board approves $2,995,875 in financial assistance to the Union Water Supply Corporation to finance water system improvements

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

AUSTIN (December 6, 2012) The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution the amount of $2,995,875 to the Union Water Supply Corporation (Starr County) consisting of a loan in the amount of $1,665,000 and $1,330,875 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance water system improvements.

The Union Water Supply Corporation intends to use the funds to replace some distribution lines and all related appurtenances to address high water loss and frequent line breaks.

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.