Today the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) announced grants awarded to local Water Utilities in Burleson and Milam Counties. The District awarded five grants totaling approximately $1,000,000 for programs to conserve groundwater, and has awarded approximately $13.55 million since 2006.
This year grants included the Deanville WSC was awarded $100,213 to replace obsolete water lines, Birch Creek Village was awarded $219,240 to replace obsolete water lines and fire hydrants, Tunis WSC was awarded $335,000 to replace obsolete water meters, Southwest Milam was awarded $115,000 to replace obsolete water lines, adnd the City of Rockdale was awarded $170,547 to replace obsolete water lines.
The District encourages and supports projects and programs to conserve and/or preserve groundwater, by annually funding the District’s Groundwater Conservation Grant Program. During the years when the District’s revenues remain at a level sufficient to fund the program, the Board determines the amount to be given each year. The objective of this program is to obtain the active participation and cooperation of local water utilities in the funding and successful completion of programs and projects that will result in the conservation of groundwater in the District. The qualifying water conservation projects and programs will include, as appropriate, projects that result in the conservation of groundwater and reduce the loss or waste of groundwater.
Each year, Local Water Utilities in Burleson and Milam Counties are eligible to apply for the current year’s grants. In the application they show their commitment to groundwater conservation, and the benefits that will be gained by the District awarding the grants.