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Texas Water Development Board approves $5,595,000 to the City of Menard (Menard County) for water treatment and water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (October 5, 2023) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $5,595,000 to the City of Menard (Menard County), consisting of $1,920,000 in financing and $3,675,000 in principal forgiveness, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The City will use the assistance for the planning, design, and construction of a water treatment and water system improvement project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $1,600,000 over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

With the financial assistance approved today, the City will construct a new water treatment system with improvements that include a new filtration system, a new filtration building, chemical feed system modifications, improvements at its well field, rehabilitation of its existing elevated storage tank, facility piping modifications, and related site work.

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 mitigation, and agricultural water conservation projects.