TWD Board Approves $2 Million in Assistance to Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District

By Karl Wehmhoener |

Published 02/24 2014 03:56PM

Updated 02/25 2014 09:31PM

AUSTIN -- The Texas Water Development Board approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of a $2 million loan to the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District (Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Donley, Armstrong, Potter, Hutchinson, and Roberts Counties) from the agriculture water conservation loan program to provide financing for irrigation system improvements.

The Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District will use the funds to provide loans to area farmers to purchase water-efficient center pivot irrigation systems, sprinkler package conversions, and drip irrigation systems.

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