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Texas Water Development Board approves $760,000 to the City of Dickens (Dickens County) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (May 3, 2018) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $760,000, consisting of a $460,000 loan and $300,000 in loan forgiveness, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Dickens (Dickens County).The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with water system improvements.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $115,000 by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will replace its existing 80,000-gallon standpipe with two 40,000-gallon ground storage tanks.

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.