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Texas Water Development Board approves $29,115,000 to the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (Denton County) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (July 22, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $29,115,000 loan from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)* program to the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (Denton County). The District will use the assistance to finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction costs associated with a water transmission pipeline project. 

With the assistance approved today, the District will construct two water transmission pipelines, consisting of approximately 33,000 feet of 36-inch pipeline in two phases of construction. The proposed project will expand capacity and increase projected water service subscriptions at the District’s Tom Harpool Water Treatment Plant.

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.