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The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $293,172,193. Of this funding, $11,432,193 was designated for rural water projects.

For immediate release. Contact: Sarah Haney at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN  (September 4, 2014)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance for water supply and wastewater infrastructure. The assistance will also allow for the construction of an off-channel reservoir to help meet water demands in the Lower Colorado River Basin. The financing for rural water projects will include the design of a new community water supply system, improvements to a water treatment plant and construction and upgrades of wastewater treatment plants.

  • $250,000,000 in financial assistance to the Lower Colorado River Authority for an off-channel reservoir in Wharton County
  • $476,112 in financial assistance, in the form of a grant, to the Beaver Creek Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (Burleson County) for a new water system
  • $21,740,000 in financial assistance to the City of Hutto (Williamson County) for a new wastewater treatment plant
  • $8,365,000 in financial assistance to the City of Early (Brown County) for a new wastewater treatment plant
  • $1,164,980 in financial assistance to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County) for wastewater system improvements
  • $1,426,101 in financial assistance to the City of Los Fresnos (Cameron County) for water treatment plant improvements
  • $10,000,000 in additional financial assistance to the City of McAllen (Hidalgo County) for wastewater treatment plant upgrades

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.