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Texas Water Development Board approves $600,000 in agricultural water conservation grants

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

AUSTIN – (May 3, 2018) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved $600,000 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 further water conservation in the state.

The grant recipients are the Wintergarden Groundwater Conservation District, El Paso County Water Improvement District No.1, Delta Lake Irrigation District, High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No.1, Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District, and El Paso Water Utilities.

These grants will implement projects in the following categories:

  • Equipment cost share and technology transfer
  • Demonstrations of innovative and alternative production systems
  • Planning and design for irrigation system improvements

A Request for Applications was published in the Texas Register on November 10, 2017. Applicants had until February 14, 2018, to submit their applications.

Visit the TWDB Agricultural Water Conservation webpage to learn more about this program and 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.