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Texas Water Development Board approves $7,000,000 to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County) for a water supply project

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AUSTIN – (September 1, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $7,000,000 to the City of Alice (Jim Wells County), consisting of $4,954,000 in financing and $2,046,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The City will use the assistance to finance the planning, acquisition, design, and construction of a water supply project.

The City could save approximately $2,000,000 over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will construct two brackish groundwater wells as part of a project that includes a reverse osmosis treatment plant to be funded through a public-private partnership to create a new potable water source.

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.