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Texas Water Development Board approves $79.5 million to the City of Arlington (Tarrant County) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN  (December 13, 2018)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $79.5 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to the City of Arlington (Tarrant County). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction of water treatment plant improvements.

The City could save approximately $9.1 million over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

With the assistance approved today, the City will be able to construct two new clear wells and a pump station and install a new chlorine contact tank.

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.