Texas Water Development Board approves $200,000 in an agricultural water conservation grant to the Santa Cruz Irrigation District No. 15

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

AUSTIN (May 29, 2014) The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved an agricultural water conservation grant in the amount of $200,000 to the Santa Cruz Irrigation District No. 15 (Hidalgo County). The grants will assist in agricultural irrigation system improvements.

The Santa Cruz Irrigation District No. 15 will use the funds to line a canal with fiber-reinforced concrete 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.

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