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Texas Water Development Board approves $14,990,000 to the City of Silverton (Briscoe County) for water 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 $14,990,000 to the City of Silverton (Briscoe County), consisting of $4,990,000 in financing and $10,000,000 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 system improvement project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness, the City could save approximately $1,500,000 over the life of the loan by using the DWSRF.

With the assistance approved today, the City will drill three additional water wells at its Swisher County well field to blend with its existing water supply and provide sufficient capacity to meet long-term needs during drought conditions. The City will also add a new pump station, a 200,000-gallon ground storage tank, approximately 59,400 feet of transmission line, well field piping, a supervisory control and data acquisition system, and other improvements.

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.