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Texas Water Development Board approves $629,730 in agricultural water conservation equipment grants

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

AUSTIN – (July 20, 2017) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved $629,730 in grants through the TWDB's Agricultural Water Conservation Grants Program. The program offers grant funding to state agencies and political subdivisions for activities that promote water conservation in our state.
The grant recipients are:

  • Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority
  • Harlingen Irrigation District
  • High Plains Underground Water Conservation District
  • Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Mesquite Groundwater Conservation District
  • North Plains Groundwater Conservation District
  • Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
  • Texana Groundwater Conservation District

The grant funding was made available for the purchase of agricultural water conservation equipment designed to monitor irrigation water use, implement irrigation scheduling, and/or improve upon irrigation efficiency.

A Request for Applications was published in the Texas Register on April 14, 2017. Applicants had until May 10, 2017, to submit their applications.

Visit the TWDB Agricultural Conservation webpage to learn more about this program and to see examples of projects previously funded through the TWDB Agricultural Water Conservation Grants 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.