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Texas Water Development Board approves $3,997,286 to the City of Eagle Pass (Maverick County) for an advanced metering infrastructure project

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 $3,997,286, consisting of a $3,640,000 loan and $357,286 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, to the City of Eagle Pass (Maverick County). The City will use the assistance to finance construction costs associated with an advanced metering infrastructure project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $853,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will upgrade its metering system from automatic meter reading to advanced metering infrastructure that allows two-way communication. The new system will enable the City to better manage billing, quickly detect meter accuracy problems, ensure that any leaks are quickly found and remedied, and increase water conservation and accountability in the system.

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.