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Texas Water Development Board approves $5,500,725 to the City of Sweetwater (Nolan County) for water and wastewater system improvements

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN – (January 28, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,500,725, consisting of a $2,400,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and a $2,187,000 loan and $913,725 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), to the City of Sweetwater (Nolan County). The City will use the assistance to finance planning, design, and construction costs associated with water and wastewater system improvements.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $975,000 over the life of the loans by using the CWSRF and DWSRF programs.

With the $2,400,000 from the CWSRF, the City will replace aging equipment at its wastewater treatment plant as well as deteriorated components of its collection system. With the $3,100,725 provided by the DWSRF, the City will rehabilitate or replace several components of its water supply system.

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.