For the residents who cannot drink their water, who are concerned about showering or cooking with it; about exposing their families to poor water quality, time is a critical factor. Water quality and reliability are essential. So is time.
Forming a corporation, a collaborative organization that can compete for grants and loans, was the fastest way to move forward after years of stalling.
The Texas Legislature allocated a billion dollars for infrastructure and conservation, including leak detection and repair. All four of these small systems need significant investment, none has a customer base big enough to fund the need.
Collectively, though, the South Plains Water Supply Corporation can compete for funding at the regional, state, and federal level. Because we’re small and rural, additional, directed funding may be accessible.
Together, as a collaboration, we substantially increase the potential for external funding.