The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $45,190,000. Of this funding, $3,665,000 was designated for rural water projects.

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

AUSTIN (November 20, 2014) The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in the state. Three of the five projects approved will benefit rural communities: the City of Winnsboro, Sol Y Mar Water System, and Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District.

  • $2,525,000 in financial assistance to the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Sherman (Grayson County) for water treatment plant improvements
  • $39,000,000 in financial assistance to the City of Fort Worth (Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise counties) for improvements at the Big Fossil Creek Drainage Basin and the Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility
  • $1,040,000 in financial assistance to the City of Winnsboro (Franklin and Wood counties) for wastewater treatment plant renovations
  • $200,000 in financial assistance to Sol Y Mar Water System (Hidalgo County) for water system improvements
  • $2,425,000 in financial assistance to the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District (Williamson County) for water system improvements

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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