Texas Water Development Board approves $2,610,000 in financial assistance to the City of Groveton (Trinity County) to finance water system improvements

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AUSTIN - (September 19, 2013) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $2,610,000 to the City of Groveton (Trinity County) consisting of a $620,000 loan from the Texas Water Development Fund and a $1,990,000 grant from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance water system improvements.

The City of Groveton intends to use the funds to construct a project to correct deficiencies in its water distribution system and provide additional water supply. The project includes replacement of water distribution lines, addition of isolation valves, and construction of a new public water supply well.

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.