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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,195,529 in agricultural water conservation grants

For immediate release. Contact: Media Relations at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN – (May 11, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved $1,195,529 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 Edwards Aquifer Authority, Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District, Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District, El Paso Water Improvement District No. 1, United Irrigation, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, Texas Tech University, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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 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.