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Texas Water Development Board approves $12,500,000 to the City of San Antonio (Bexar County) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (August 25, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $12,500,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of San Antonio (Bexar County), acting by and through the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). The City will use the assistance to finance construction costs associated with water system improvements.

The City could save approximately $2.8 million over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Water system improvements include the replacement of the existing 3-million-gallon-per-day pump with a 6-million-gallon-per-day pump at the SAWS 34th Street Pump Station. The City will also replace valves and piping and install a new storage facility and control system.

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.