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Texas Water Development Board approves $110,000 in financial assistance to the City of Weinert (Haskell County) for a water supply project

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AUSTIN – (January 29, 2015) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution loan forgiveness in the amount of $110,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Weinert (Haskell County). The City will be able to finance design and construction costs associated with a water supply project.

The financial assistance approved today will allow the City to address an urgent need for additional water supplies due to the ongoing drought. The proposed project will include an inter-connect with the North Central Texas Municipal Water Authority (NCTMWA) and construction of a 25,000-gallon ground storage tank. The City will then blend the NCTMWA's surface water with its existing groundwater supplies.

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.