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Texas Water Development Board approves $423,000 in financial assistance to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County) to address aging infrastructure

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

AUSTIN  (July 24, 2014)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $423,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County). The assistance will allow the City of Alice to finance planning, acquisition and design costs associated with rehabilitating the city-s main water transmission line.

The City of Alice could save approximately $20,305 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Alice's existing main water transmission line was constructed in 1964 and is experiencing leakage and water loss. The assistance provided by TWDB will allow the City to rehabilitate 22.5 miles of the water line by slip-lining it. The project will reduce the city's water loss and its operation and maintenance costs.

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.