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Texas Water Development Board approves $27,640,000 to the Lone Star Regional Water Authority (Williamson and Bell counties) for a water supply project

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AUSTIN – (July 23, 2015) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $27,640,000 from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) to the Lone Star Regional Water Authority (Williamson and Bell counties). The assistance will finance the planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with a water supply project.

The Authority could save approximately $799,588 over the life of the loan by using SWIFT.

The Authority plans to construct a pipeline, pump stations, storage tanks, and metering stations with the assistance approved today. The project will allow the Authority to deliver treated surface water from the Brazos River Authority's East Williamson County Regional Water System to the densely populated I-35 corridor in Williamson and Bell counties.

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.