Texas Water Development Board approves $14,105,766 in financial assistance to the Upper Leon River Municipal Water District (Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, and Lampasas Counties) for construction of a water treatment plant

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AUSTIN – (December 11, 2014) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $14,105,766, consisting of a $9,315,000 loan and $4,790,766 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, to the Upper Leon River Municipal Water District (Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, and Lampasas Counties). The assistance will finance construction of a water treatment plant and pump station upgrades.

The District could save approximately $10,858,149 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

The project will allow the District to construct improvements to the water treatment plant, including improvements to the water intake and transmission system and installation of wholesale water meters.

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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