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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $157,962,462. Of this funding, $2,000,236 was earmarked for rural water projects.

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Austin  January 23, 2014  The Texas Water Development Board approved financial assistance for much needed water and wastewater projects across the state. The communities receiving assistance range from small and mid-sized towns to the state's largest city - Houston. The projects funded by TWDB will allow these communities to address drought-related water shortages, upgrade aging infrastructure, reduce water loss, and provide first-time sewer service.

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. TWDB administers cost-effective financial programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.