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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
April 27, 2010
Contact: Arturo Ballesteros
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Water Development Board Authorizes $30 Million for Wastewater Service in Agua SUD

AUSTIN — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $30,395,000 in grants and loans to the Agua Special Utility District (SUD) for construction of first-time wastewater service. These awards are the latest in a series of efforts by the Agua SUD to improve infrastructure and service delivery.

State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa commented on the awards.

"These funds, particularly the grant monies, allow the Agua SUD to move forward with their wastewater service project. I am pleased to see Agua SUD officials making use of state resources, submitting their applications, and being ready to deploy these funds," Senator Hinojosa said.

The funds come from the Economically Distressed Areas Program, Colonia Wastewater Treatment Assistance Program, and the Texas Water Development Fund, or D-Fund. The majority of the award comes in the form of a grant, while $1,990,000 is a loan.