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Texas Water Development Board approves $895,000 in financial assistance to the City of Johnson City (Blanco County) for wastewater treatment plant improvements and reuse project

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AUSTIN – (December 11, 2014) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $895,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Johnson City (Blanco County). The assistance will allow the City to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant and plan for a reuse project.

The City could save approximately $87,872 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The City will be able to plan, design, and construct various wastewater treatment facility improvements with the assistance approved by the TWDB. In addition, the assistance will allow the City to finance the planning and design costs associated with a reuse project. The reuse project will support the City's conservation efforts and diversify its water supply portfolio in response to the ongoing drought.

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.