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Texas Water Development Board approves $12,440,000 to the City of Bertram (Burnet County) for water system improvements

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN – (December 19, 2019) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $12,440,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Bertram (Burnet County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with water system improvements.

The City could save approximately $3.3 million over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will make improvements to meet the needs of its growing service population. The project includes replacing a transmission line, replacing its existing 50,000-gallon elevated storage tank with a 500,000-gallon elevated storage tank, and creating an asset management plan.

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.