The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $293,172,193. Of this funding, $11,432,193 was designated for rural water projects.

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

AUSTIN - (September 4, 2014) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance for water supply and wastewater infrastructure. The assistance will also allow for the construction of an off-channel reservoir to help meet water demands in the Lower Colorado River Basin. The financing for rural water projects will include the design of a new community water supply system, improvements to a water treatment plant and construction and upgrades of wastewater treatment plants.

  • $250,000,000 in financial assistance to the Lower Colorado River Authority for an off-channel reservoir in Wharton County
  • $476,112 in financial assistance, in the form of a grant, to the Beaver Creek Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (Burleson County) for a new water system
  • $21,740,000 in financial assistance to the City of Hutto (Williamson County) for a new wastewater treatment plant
  • $8,365,000 in financial assistance to the City of Early (Brown County) for a new wastewater treatment plant
  • $1,164,980 in financial assistance to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County) for wastewater system improvements
  • $1,426,101 in financial assistance to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County) for water treatment plant improvements
  • $10,000,000 in additional financial assistance to the City of McAllen (Hidalgo County) for wastewater treatment plant upgrades

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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