Texas distributes $95 million for water, wastewater projects statewide

May 23, 2024

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) invested $94.8 million in eight projects to improve water and wastewater systems, replace lead service lines and expand water treatment facilities.

The city of Fort Worth will receive $59 million to improve a wastewater treatment plant. Plans include replacing the plant’s existing clarifiers with three 190-foot clarifiers. These replacements will increase the rated capacity and help Fort Worth maintain the quality of water discharge. Construction will begin Feb. 28, 2025.

The TWDB allocated $11.6 million in financing and principal forgiveness to the city of Devine to plan, design and build a lead service line replacement project. The city will start with a geographic information system database cataloguing existing water services.

Plans include completing an inventory of lead service lines and replacing approximately 1,700 line connections between the water main and the right-of-way. The city will replace more than 2,000 additional lead service lines from the right-of-way to residences. Construction will begin May 1, 2025.

The city of Brady will receive $5.2 million to inventory its distribution system and replace approximately 400 service connections with lead or galvanized materials. Construction will begin July 1, 2025.

The city will receive an additional $2.3 million to improve its water distribution system. Plans include replacing more than 11,000 feet of water lines, existing fire hydrants and isolation valves. The city will also develop an asset management plan. Construction will begin March 15, 2025.

The city of Cut and Shoot will use a $5.9 million loan to plan, design and build a water system improvement project. The city will drill a 600-gallon-per-minute well to help supply enough water for residences within the local service area. The project will also install a 250,000-gallon elevated storage tank to expand capacity for up to 1,700 connections. Construction will begin May 19, 2025.

Other recipients include:

  • The city of Mission will spend $4.1 million to design a 60-million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant to prevent water shortages and supply clean water. Construction is expected to begin June 1, 2026.
  • The city of Blanco will use $3.9 million to replace more than 14,300 linear feet of water lines across three locations. Construction will begin May 2, 2025.
  • The Greater Texoma Utility Authority will receive $2.9 million to replace booster pumps, install pressure tanks and replace water lines and meters throughout its water system. Construction will begin June 1, 2025.

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