Millersview-Doole WSC awarded $19 million grant

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved $19,430,000 in financial assistance to the Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corporation (WSC). Consisting of a $15,816,000 loan and $2,791,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) – Disadvantaged Community Program and a loan totaling $823,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, the funds will finance improvements to an existing water system utilizing the pre-design funding commitment option. According to a press release issued by the TWDB, the corporation will construct a raw water intake and supply line from the O.H. Ivie Reservoir on the Colorado River, owned and operated by the Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD), with whom the Corporation has a raw water supply agreement. Raw water will be delivered to a new 3.5 million gallon surface water treatment plant where the water will be treated and distributed to the corporation’s customers. Supply and distribution improvements include 158 miles of two through 16-inch water line, pump stations, additional elevated and ground storage facilities and appurtenances. Construction of this water supply system will enable the corporation to abandon use of its present groundwater source which exceeds regulatory water quality standards for radionuclides. As a result, the corporation estimates that it will be able to serve an additional 800 connections in addition to its current customers, and, in the future, the cities of Eden and Melvin. The project was given the highest priority by the TNRCC in the DWSRF intended use plan for fiscal year 2002, as a part of the annual solicitation and ranking of projects. The corporation’s service area is located in Concho, McCulloch, Runnels and Tom Green Counties, east of San Angelo. The corporation’s offices are located in the community of Millersview in Concho County. With an estimated population of 3,500, the corporation presently provides services to 1,378 water connections.

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