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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,546,404 to the City of Athens (Henderson County) for a new sewer line

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

AUSTIN – (August 5, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,546,404, consisting of a $1,080,000 loan and $466,404 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of Athens (Henderson County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with a new sewer line.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $141,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will replace approximately 4,000 linear feet of deteriorated sewer line with 8-inch and 12-inch PVC sewer pipes along North Pinkerton Street.

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.