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Texas Water Development Board approves $194,400,000 to the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (Travis and Williamson counties) for a water treatment and distribution project

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

AUSTIN – (July 22, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution low-interest and multi-year financial assistance in the amount of $194,400,000 from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)* program to the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (Travis and Williamson counties) for a water treatment and distribution project. 

The Authority could save approximately $11,800,000 over the life of the loans by using the SWIFT program.

With the assistance approved today, the Authority can expand its regional water treatment plant to increase its capacity and construct a deeper raw-water intake and transmission delivery system to meet increasing water demands. The proposed project would help the Authority meet future demands and reduce drought vulnerability in this fast-growing region.

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. 

*The SWIFT program includes two funds, the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT). Revenue bonds for the program are issued through SWIRFT.