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Texas Water Development Board approves $1,795,000 to the City of Mount Vernon (Franklin County) for water and wastewater system improvements

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LUBBOCK – (April 11, 2024) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,795,000 to the City of Mount Vernon (Franklin County) from the Texas Water Development Fund. The City will use the assistance for the planning and design of water and wastewater system improvements.

The City could save approximately $222,000 over the life of the loan by using the Texas Water Development Fund.

The City will complete multiple improvements with the assistance approved today, including upsizing an existing transmission line, identifying and repairing water distribution lines to reduce water loss, and rehabilitation of the existing wastewater treatment plant. The project also includes the replacement of wastewater collection lines, brick manholes, and clay pipes to reduce inflow and infiltration of the collection 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.