Texas Water Development Board approves $31,510,000 in financial assistance to the Agua Special Utility District (Hidalgo County) to finance wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (October 17, 2013) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $31,510,000 to the Agua Special Utility District (Hidalgo County) consisting of a $1,845,000 loan and $365,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a $29,300,000 grant from the Economically Distressed Areas Program to finance wastewater system improvements.

The Agua Special Utility District intends to use the funds to finance construction of a wastewater collection system to provide first time wastewater service to the eastern portion of the district's service area, including the communities of Palmview and surrounding areas.

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.