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Texas Water Development Board approves $9,050,000 in financial assistance to the City of Castroville (Medina County) for a wastewater treatment plant expansion project

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AUSTIN – (February 25, 2015) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $9,050,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Castroville (Medina County). The City will be able to finance planning and construction costs associated with expanding its wastewater treatment plant.

The City could save approximately $2,388,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will be able to expand the capacity of its wastewater treatment plant from 0.35 million gallons per day to 0.9 million gallons per day.

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.