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Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $78,780,000 for water and wastewater system projects

For immediate release. Contact: Sarah Haney at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (November 21, 2019) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $78,780,000 for water and wastewater system projects. Of this funding, $3,500,000 was approved for rural projects.

  • $500,000 to Palo Pinto County for wastewater system improvements
  • $1,125,000 to the City of Athens (Henderson County) for water system improvements
  • $3,000,000 to the City of Everman (Tarrant County) for water system improvements
  • $13,595,000 to the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Sherman (Grayson County) for wastewater system improvements
  • $60,560,000 to the City of Port Arthur (Jefferson and Orange counties) for wastewater system improvements

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.