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Texas Water Development Board approves $500,000 to the City of Cisco (Eastland County) for a new water treatment plant

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AUSTIN – (November 17, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution principal forgiveness in the amount of $500,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Cisco (Eastland County). The City will use the assistance to finance a new water treatment plant to address an urgent need due to flooding.

The financial assistance from the Urgent Need reserve within the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund will allow the City to finance the planning and design of a new 2-million-gallon-per-day surface water treatment plant to replace the existing plant destroyed by flooding earlier this year.

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.