AUSTIN - The Texas Water Development Board announced this week its approval of $7,760,000 in loans to the Trinity River Authority-Mountain Creek Regional Wastewater System for wastewater system improvements, utilizing the pre-design funding option.

The funds include a $7,435,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a $325,000 loan from the Texas Water Development Fund.

The authority’s Mountain Creek Regional Wastewater System serves three entities and has a system population of more than 5,021 wastewater customers.

The system provides a regional approach to wastewater transportation and treatment for the city of Midlothian, the southern portion of the city of Grand Prairie and the city of Venus. The authority will use the loan funds to construct 13,400 linear feet of 30-inch gravity sewer line to serve as a relief interceptor in transporting wastewater flows to the regional wastewater treatment plant.

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