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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,400,000 to the Westwood Shores Municipal Utility District (Trinity County) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (May 21, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $1,400,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Westwood Shores Municipal Utility District (Trinity County). The District will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with water system improvements.

The District could save approximately $251,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the District will construct four drinking water wells to supplement and partially replace the water currently purchased from Trinity Rural Water Supply Corporation and Trinity River Authority, replace all inoperable valves throughout the system, make improvements to the existing groundwater storage tank, and extend the water main line. All of these elements are expected to improve the District’s water supply capacity, quality of water, and water conservation and ensure a long-term reliable water supply for the District.

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.