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Texas Water Development Board approves $811,915 in financial assistance to the City of San Marcos (Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Comal counties) for reuse system expansion

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AUSTIN  (November 6, 2014)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $811,915, consisting of a $410,000 loan and $401,915 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of San Marcos (Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Comal counties). The assistance will allow the City to finance the planning and design costs associated with the expansion of the City's reuse system.

San Marcos could save approximately $466,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The City plans to complete a four-phase expansion of its existing reclaimed water system. The funding approved today will allow the City to complete the first two phases of the project. These phases include a reclaimed water transmission main, two high-service pumps, and a seasonal storage facility. The project is part of the City-s effort to pursue the development of water conservation projects and other reliable water sources.

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.