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Texas Water Development Board approves $39,615,000 to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Kaufman and Rockwall counties) for a wastewater interceptor pipeline

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AUSTIN – (December 16, 2021) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $39,615,000, consisting of $38,615,000 in financing and $1,000,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Kaufman and Rockwall counties). The District will use the assistance for construction of a wastewater interceptor pipeline.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the District could save approximately $9,700,000 over the life of the loan by using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

With the financial assistance approved today, the District will construct approximately 10,300 linear feet of 72-inch gravity interceptor line between the western side of Kaufman County and the eastern side of Dallas County, crossing the East Fork of the Trinity River. The District will expand its wastewater facilities to provide adequate capacity to serve the growing needs of the cities of Forney, Heath, and Rockwall.

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.