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Texas Water Development Board approves $2,001,900 to the City of Strawn (Palo Pinto County) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (May 11, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $2,001,900 to the City of Strawn (Palo Pinto County), consisting of $773,000 in financing and $1,228,900 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction of water system improvements.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $400,000 over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will replace three existing filters at its water treatment plant with new microfilters and construct a new building to shelter the microfilters and associated electrical controls, piping, and appurtenances. In addition, the City proposes to replace all retail water meters with new radio-read meters to reduce water loss. If funds remain, the City plans to update their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and provide an alternate power supply at water system facilities to implement their Emergency Preparedness Plan.

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.