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Texas Water Development Board approves $200,000 to the New Ulm Water Supply Corporation (Austin and Colorado counties) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN  (March 21, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $200,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the New Ulm Water Supply Corporation (Austin and Colorado counties). The assistance will finance water system improvements.

The water system improvements include the construction of water plant improvements and the replacement of approximately 2,500 linear-feet of pipeline. The Corporation previously received $63,805 from the TWDB for the design phase of this project. This project is funded through TWDB's Very Small Systems Program.

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.