$2 Million in Federal Funds Flow to Texas Water Projects$2 Million in Federal Funds Flow to Texas Water Projectshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=101212015-05-26T11:25:00Z2015-05-26T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced nearly $50 million in WaterSMART and Title XVI grant funding to promote water conservation, efficiency and reuse. Of that, just over $2 million will go to six Texas projects. 

A total of $1.6 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants will go to three projects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. It will be used to improve irrigation efficiency by conserving more than 3,250 acre-feet of water and saving more than 54,700 kilowatt-hours of energy per year.

The Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 will get $1 million while Cameron County Irrigation District No. 6 and the Santa Cruz Irrigation District No. 15 will each get $300,000. Click here for more information on each project.

Meanwhile, Title XVI grants were allocated to conduct studies on water reuse, including potable water reuse, storm water runoff and brackish groundwater. Texas projects received almost $450,000.

The City of Lubbock Potable Water Reuse Feasibility Study and the City of McAllen Public Utility Water Reuse Feasibility Study each earned $150,000 in grant funds. The City of Hudson Oaks Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Study received $147,600. Click here for details.

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