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Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $495,829,600 for water and wastewater system projects

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

AUSTIN – (February 27, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $495,829,600 for water and wastewater system projects. Of this funding, $28,409,600 was approved for rural projects.

  • $27,440,000 to the City of Rockdale (Milam County) for water and wastewater system improvements
  • $754,600 to the City of Carbon (Eastland County) for water system improvements
  • $458,920,000 to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties) for wastewater system improvements
  • $215,000 to the City of Ivanhoe (Tyler County) for a Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery project
  • $8,500,000 to the City of Alton (Hidalgo County) for a drainage improvement project

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.