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TWDB Agricultural Water Conservation Grants now available

For immediate release. Contact: Media Relations at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (April 7, 2017)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is pleased to announce that up to $632,000 in financial assistance is currently available through the Agricultural Water Conservation Grants Program. Funding is available to eligible political subdivisions for sharing of agricultural water conservation equipment.

Equipment designed to monitor irrigation water use, implement irrigation scheduling, and/or improve upon irrigation efficiency is eligible for assistance. Examples include soil moisture monitoring devices, remote management of irrigation systems, telemetry, supervisory control and data acquisition, weather stations, and meters. The assistance is limited to 50 percent of the cost of the equipment.

Eligible political subdivisions have until noon on May 10, 2017, to submit applications.

Please contact Cameron Turner for questions regarding the Agricultural Water Conservation Grants Program at 512-936-6090 or Cameron.Turner@twdb.texas.gov.

Visit the TWDB Agricultural Conservation website to learn more about this program and the application process.

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.