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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,475,000 to the Welch Water Supply Corporation (Dawson County) for water treatment plant improvements

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AUSTIN – (October 5, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,475,000 to the Welch Water Supply Corporation (Dawson County), consisting of $675,000 in financing and $800,000 in principal forgiveness, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The Corporation will use the assistance for the planning, design, and construction of water treatment plant improvements.

The Corporation could save approximately $430,000 over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

With the financial assistance approved today, the Corporation will install a new reverse osmosis water treatment system to treat groundwater and construct an evaporation pond to receive effluent from the reverse osmosis 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.