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Texas Water Development Board approves $10,000,000 to the Alliance Regional Water Authority (Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, and Bexar counties) for a regional water supply project

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN – (July 27, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $10,000,000 from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)* program to Alliance Regional Water Authority (Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, and Bexar counties). The Authority will use the assistance for the construction of a regional water supply project.

The Authority, which includes the cities of San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda, and Canyon Regional Water Authority, could save an approximate total of $5,800,000 over the life of the loan by using the SWIFT program.

With the funding approved today, the Authority will extend a water transmission line to connect points in and near Kyle, Texas, to a booster pump station. This is part of a multi-phase regional project, of which phase two is currently under construction by the Authority and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, to meet growing water demands in the area. Phases 1 and 2 were funded by the SWIFT program in 2017 and 2020.

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.

*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.