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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,140,000 to the Barton Water Supply Corporation (Erath and Palo Pinto counties) for water system improvements

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AUSTIN – (November 9, 2023) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,140,000 to the Barton Water Supply Corporation (Erath and Palo Pinto counties) from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The Corporation will use the assistance for a water system improvement project.

The Corporation could save approximately $319,000 over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

Due to an escalation in construction costs, the Corporation requested additional funds to complete the rehabilitation of Pump Station No. 5. Improvements include replacing pumps, adding a 30,000-gallon storage tank and a 3,000-gallon pressure tank, electrical upgrades, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) improvements, and upgrades to the chloramine disinfection system.

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.