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Texas Water Development Board approves $75,470,000 to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties) for a wastewater treatment plant expansion project

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

AUSTIN – (July 23, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $75,470,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties). The District will use the assistance to finance design, acquisition, and construction costs associated with a wastewater treatment plant expansion project.

The District could save approximately $7,800,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

The District provides wastewater collection and treatment services to 24 member cities, communities, and special utility districts in areas experiencing rapid population growth. With the assistance approved today, the District will continue implementing a phased peak flow expansion from 24 million gallons per day to 95 million gallons per day at the Rowlett Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The improvements will provide sufficient wastewater treatment capacity for the growing population.

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.