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Texas Water Development Board approves $4,750,000 to the City of Bertram (Burnet County) for wastewater system improvements

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

AUSTIN – (May 21, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $4,750,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Bertram (Burnet County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with wastewater system improvements.

The City could save approximately $1.3 million over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

To meet the needs of its growing population, the City will use the assistance approved today to replace the existing 144,000-gallon-per-day lagoon wastewater treatment system with a 200,000-gallon-per-day conventional wastewater treatment plant that can expand up to 300,000 gallons per day. In addition, an asset management plan will be prepared and implemented as part of this 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.