The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $13,806,955. Of this funding, $1,729,000 was designated for rural water projects.
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AUSTIN – (February 25, 2015) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance for water and wastewater improvements and a new wastewater treatment plant. In addition, two of the projects will provide additional water supplies in response to the ongoing drought. Three of the six projects approved will benefit rural communities: Baylor Water Supply Corporation, City of Malone and City of Reklaw.
- $500,000 in financial assistance to the Baylor Water Supply Corporation (Baylor, Knox, Archer, Throckmorton and Young counties) for a water supply project
- $5,000,000 in financial assistance to the Central Texas Water Supply Corporation (Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Falls, Lampasas, Milam and Williamson counties) for a water supply project
- $179,000 in financial assistance to the City of Malone (Hill County) for water meter replacements
- $4,617,955 in financial assistance to the City of San Marcos (Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties) for wastewater system improvements
- $2,460,000 in financial assistance to the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 50 (Harris County) for wastewater system improvements and a new wastewater treatment plant
- $1,050,000 in financial assistance to the City of Reklaw (Cherokee and Rusk counties) 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.