Four water infrastructure projects will receive a cut from the recently announced $33,370,000 in funding rolled out by the Texas Water Development Board. The approved funding was made through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Economically Distressed Areas Program.
In particular, Maverick County will receive a total of $24,000,000, Presidio County will receive $4,600,000, the Airline Improvement District will receive $3,819,000, and the Barksdale Water Supply Corporation (Edwards County) will receive $960,000 for their water infrastructure projects.
As outlined by WaterWorld, the funding will be spent as follows:
Maverick County is receiving $7,200,000 in financing and $16,800,000 in grant funding through EDAP. The county will provide first-time wastewater service to the central area of the Quemado community. The county will also provide first-time water service to residences north of the existing Quemado water service area and to residences along Thompson Road north of the Elm Creek area. In addition, the County will replace 12 non-functioning meters in the Quemado area.
Presidio County is receiving $1,380,000 in financing and $3,220,000 in grant funding through EDAP. The county will rehabilitate or replace the existing clay sewer collection system in the Fort D.A. Russell area and extend the City of Marfa’s water and wastewater systems to provide first-time water and wastewater service to the East Heights area.
The Airline Improvement District in Harris County is receiving $1,145,000 in financing and $2,674,000 in grant funding through EDAP. With the latest financial assistance, the district will provide first-time water and sewer service to residents of the Lillja area. The new water and sewer systems will connect to the City of Houston’s existing systems and upon completion of construction, ownership of the assets will be transferred to the City of Houston.
The Barksdale Water Supply Corporation in Edwards County is receiving $960,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The corporation will increase water supply reliability by constructing a 0.144 million gallons-per-day water well, a 100 gallons-per-minute water pump, and 1,000 linear feet of water transmission and distribution lines. The corporation will also prepare an asset management plan.