The Texas Water Development Board approves $9,365,000 in financial assistance for water system and wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN - (May 19, 2016) - The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $9,365,000 for water system and wastewater system improvements. Of this funding, $290,000 was designated for rural water projects.

  • $4,075,000 to the Sunbelt Fresh Water Supply District (Harris County) for wastewater system improvements and a water supply project
  • $200,000 to the New Ulm Water Supply Corporation (Austin and Colorado counties) for a ground storage tank
  • $5 million to the City of Sweetwater (Nolan County) for water system improvements
  • $90,000 to the Bluegrove Water Supply Corporation (Clay 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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