Local and state water issues heating up

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Texas House Approves Fund to Address Water Need
Lawmakers took a major step toward replenishing the state’s dwindling water supplies over the next half-century as the Texas House voted 146-2 to create a revolving fund to develop local and regional water projects. House Bill 4, which now goes to the Senate, is part of a two-tiered legislative package… FULL STORY

Water Not Floating To Top With Texas Voters
Despite water’s saturation of the political priority list, the public still appears ambivalent about Texas’ water needs and out of step with state legislators on how to pay for it, according to the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll… FULL STORY

NAWC Launches New Site
The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently launched WaterIsYourBusiness.org, a dynamic new website and campaign urging companies to stop neglecting infrastructure upgrades. The site states that 7 billion gallons of water are lost each day in our country due to leaks and breaks at a cost of nearly $3 billion dollars.

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Looking ahead for water

TWDB Holding State Revolving Fund Financial Assistance Workshops and Meetings

TWDB – The Texas Water Development Board is holding workshops around the state to share information on the availability of low interest rate loans for water and wastewater construction projects. The workshops will focus on the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs, including changes to both programs. TWDB staff will discuss the recent solicitation to submit new water or wastewater projects for the two programs for State Fiscal Year 2014.

There will be six financial assistance workshops held across the state. Participants will hear timely information and have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions on the following topics:

  • An overview of the CWSRF and DWSRF programs, including the cost savings and loan terms available under these programs;
  • Opportunities for loan forgiveness subsidies that may be available in SFY 2014 for disadvantaged communities or projects with eligible green components;
  • Completing and submitting the Project Information Form released under the recent solicitations to express your interest in receiving financial assistance from the CWSRF and DWSRF;
  • The project ranking process and how to ensure your project receives the maximum points possible; and
  • A timeline and anticipated funding levels for the upcoming SFY 2014 program year.

Happy Holidays from SAMCO!

authorOn behalf of the SAMCO team, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. We are looking forward to a great new year in 2013!

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Don’t Let Leaks Break Your Budget

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