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Texas Water Development Board approves $5,499,000 to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County) for a water system project

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AUSTIN  (July 22, 2019)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,499,000, consisting of $4,020,000 in loans and $1,479,000 in loan forgiveness, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with a supplemental water source project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $604,500 by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

The City intends to develop a second water source to help ensure a reliable, drought resistant water supply and reduce costs. With the assistance approved today, the City will complete the first phase of the project, which includes planning and design of two 2-million-gallon-per-day groundwater wells and a 3-million-gallon-per-day reverse osmosis brackish groundwater treatment plant, as well as construction of a groundwater well.

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.