Texas Water Development Board approves $1,348,750 in financial assistance to the City of De Leon (Comanche County) to finance water system improvements

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AUSTIN - (November 21, 2013) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,348,750 to the City of De Leon (Comanche County) consisting of a $520,000 loan and $828,750 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance water system improvements.

The City of De Leon intends to use the funds to finance the replacement of distribution lines to reduce water loss.

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.