Texas Water announces $32M for two wastewater projects

Dec. 13, 2023
The state announced $28 million for a direct potable reuse project and $3 million in additional funding to complete an interceptor sewer system project.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has announced $32,065,000 in financial assistance for two wastewater projects.

The announced funding includes $28,550,000 for a direct potable reuse project in Williamson County and $3,515,000 for a wastewater collection system project in Parker County.

The City of Liberty Hill in Williamson County received funding that consisted of $18,550,000 in financing and $10,000,000 in principal forgiveness through the state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The financial assistance will help the city pursue the planning, acquisition, design and construction of a new direct potable reuse water treatment plant.

The city’s new plant will use treated effluent from the city’s South Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet growing water demand. The project will include a pilot study for a reverse osmosis treatment system, a new deep injection well for brine disposal, land acquisition, and development of an asset management plan.

The City of Aledo in Parker County received $3,515,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to complete the clear Fork Interceptor Sewer Project. The assistance represents an influx of funding to help the city respond to an increase in construction costs.

The Clear Fork Interceptor Sewer Project will construct a new interceptor sewer system and make upgrades to the Old Tunnel Lift Station to increase the wastewater collection system’s capacity.

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Jeremy Wolfe

Jeremy Wolfe is an Editor for Wastewater Digest. Email him at [email protected].