January 2014 Press Releases | Texas Water Development Board

News Release | Austin - January 23, 2014 The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $157,962,462.  Of this funding, $2,000,236 was earmarked for rural water projects.

For immediate release.  Contact: Merry Klonower at 512-463-8165

The Texas Water Development Board approved financial assistance for much needed water and wastewater projects across the state.  The communities receiving assistance range from small and mid-sized towns to the state’s largest city - Houston.  The projects funded by TWDB will allow these communities to address drought-related water shortages, upgrade aging infrastructure, reduce water loss, and provide first-time sewer service.

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.  TWDB administers cost-effective financial programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.

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