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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,370,000 in financial assistance to the City of Port Arthur (Jefferson County) to address aging infrastructure

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN  (June 18, 2014)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,370,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Port Arthur (Jefferson County). The assistance will allow the City of Port Arthur to finance planning and design costs associated with the construction of new distribution lines.

Port Arthur could save approximately $59,213 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Because of aging infrastructure, Port Arthur is experiencing problems with water loss and low pressure. The assistance provided by TWDB will allow Port Arthur to replace existing water lines and reduce the amount of water lost each year.

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.