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Texas Water Development Board approves $2.1 million to the City of Troy (Bell County) for a water supply project

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AUSTIN – (September 22, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $2.1 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Troy (Bell County). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with a water supply project.

The City could save approximately $428,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will be able to construct a new water well to supplement its current water supply. The project also includes constructing a ground storage tank, pressure tank, pump station, disinfection system, and water main to connect the well to the City's existing distribution 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.