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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,350,000 to the City of Azle (Parker and Tarrant counties) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (July 20, 2017) –-The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $1,350,000 low-interest loan from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program* to the City of Azle (Parker and Tarrant counties). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with water system improvements.

The City could save approximately $165,000 over the life of the loan by using the SWIFT program.

With the assistance approved today, the City will replace approximately 10,500 feet of pipeline in the south loop of the city. The improvements will help reduce water loss and lower maintenance expenses.

*The SWIFT program includes two funds, the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). Revenue bonds for the program are issued through SWIRFT.

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.