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Texas Water Development Board approves $6,000,000 to the Port O’Connor Improvement District (Calhoun County) for a water system expansion project

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AUSTIN – (November 5, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $6,000,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Port O’Connor Improvement District (Calhoun County). The District will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with a water system expansion project.

The District could save approximately $1,200,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

The District plans to reduce the amount of treated water it purchases from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and expand its use of local groundwater. With the assistance approved today, the District will construct at least five new water wells and connecting water lines. These changes will nearly double the District’s water supply capacity to help secure a long-term water supply for its service area. 

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.