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Texas Water Development Board approves $250,800,000 to the City of Dallas (Dallas, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Tarrant, and Kaufman counties) for a water conservation project and water system improvements

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 $250,800,000 from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)* program to the City of Dallas (Dallas, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Tarrant, and Kaufman counties) including

  • $170,000,000 for the planning, design, and construction of a water conservation project
  • $7,500,000 for the planning and design of a water system improvements project
  • $73,300,000 for construction of a treated water pipeline project

The City could save approximately $6,300,000 over the life of the loans by using the SWIFT program.

With the assistance approved today, the City will implement its water main replacement program. Approximately 40 miles of small diameter water main pipeline will be replaced or rehabilitated annually. Additionally, the City will replace the Lake June Pump Station and reservoirs and upgrade the transmission system between the East Side Water Treatment Plant and the Summit Ground Storage Tanks in Cedar Hill.

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.