AUSTIN — The Texas Water Development Board approved Thursday the amount of $12 million to the City of Brownwood in loans from the Texas Water Development Fund to finance wastewater system improvements.

The City of Brownwood intends to use the funds to make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and the Slayden Street Lift Station. In addition, the City is proposing the development of a supplemental water supply treatment facility for Direct Potable Reuse.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the State Water Plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.