Texas Water Development Board approves $38,260,000 to the City of San Antonio, through the San Antonio Water System (Bexar County), in financial assistance to address wastewater system improvements

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AUSTIN - (March 17, 2014) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $38,260,000 to the City of San Antonio, acting by and through the San Antonio Water System (Bexar County), consisting of a loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The assistance will finance wastewater system improvements.

By using TWDBs Clean Water State Revolving fund, the San Antonio Water System will save over $9.4 million in interest over the life of the loan.

The City of San Antonio intends to use the funds to rehabilitate existing sewer lines, construct a new sewer line, and reduce sanitary sewer overflows.

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.