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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,195,098 in agricultural water conservation grants

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

AUSTIN – (June 4, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved $1,195,098 in grants through the TWDB’s Agricultural Water Conservation Grants Program. The program offers grant funding to state agencies and political subdivisions for activities that further water conservation in the state.

The grant recipients are the Lower Colorado River Authority, El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, and Bayview Irrigation District No. 11.

These grants will improve irrigation efficiency, advance soil health initiatives, support water management education, and promote innovation in agriculture.

Visit the TWDB Agricultural Water Conservation webpage to learn more about this program and read about success stories and examples of previously funded projects.

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.