Texas Water Development Board seeking public input for Texas Water Fund

TEXOMA (KFDX/KJTL) — The Texas Water Development Board wants Texans' input about the water projects that are important to them through April 30 as it begins to implement funds from the new Texas Water Fund.

Texas voters approved the establishment of the Texas Water Fund last November through Proposition 6 of the Constitutional Amendment Ballot. The fund provides $1 billion in funds for infrastructure upgrades, water supply projects and public awareness programs.

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Of the $1 billion allocated to the water fund, the board must direct at least $250 million toward projects that provide innovative water supplies, such as desalination treatments, aquifer storage or other projects.

The board seeks public input to know where to allocate funding for new and existing water development projects.

Concerned citizens who want to provide input can attend a virtual stakeholder meeting on March 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The board will also accept comments via email.

Additionally, citizens can fill out various online surveys asking for financial information about water projects, new water supplies or statewide water awareness programs.

The board will use the information in the survey to help create rules regarding how funds are distributed from the water fund.

For more information about the Texas Water Development Board, view its frequently asked questions.

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