From the Office of State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

March 28, 2011
CONTACT: Daniela Santoni
(512) 463-0120
(281) 536-7114

Texas Water Development Board Sunset Bill Passes Government Organization Committee

(Austin, TX) — The Water Development Board functions essentially like a bank, or financing entity, using its bonding authority and outstanding credit rating to award grants and give access to state-subsidized loans to cities, counties and other political subdivisions to develop their water infrastructure. The projects range from wastewater treatment, municipal solid waste management, flood projects, conservation, agricultural water use, and groundwater district creation. The city of Alton, for example, will receive $9.6 million from the state to develop sewer services in areas that have never had it before - preventing the contraction of hepatitis and other diseases.

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