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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,118,954 in agricultural water conservation grants

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

AUSTIN – (May 6, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved $1,118,954 in grants through its Agricultural Water Conservation Grants Program. The program offers grant funding to state agencies and political subdivisions for activities that further water conservation in the state.

The grant recipients are Texas Tech University, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, Santa Cruz Irrigation District No. 15, Menard County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, Edwards Aquifer Authority, Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District, and Gateway Groundwater Conservation District.

These grants will support the implementation of conservation strategies outlined in the regional and state water plans and promote innovation and water conservation in agricultural irrigation throughout the state.

Visit the TWDB Agricultural Water Conservation webpage to learn more about this program and read success stories and examples of previously funded projects.

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.