Williamson County approves $ 72.5 million in COVID-19 aid money for water projects
Williamson County approves $ 72.5 million in COVID-19 aid money for water projects

Williamson County approves $ 72.5 million in COVID-19 aid money for water projects

Williamson County Commissioners’ Court has approved $ 72.5 million in federal American Relief Act funds for water / wastewater projects in several cities.

The court still has $ 5 million left in the federal emergency relief money.

“Today is a historic day in Williamson County,” County Judge Bill Gravell said Tuesday. “Providing water resources for our residents must be a top priority. Through the more than $ 70 million we allocated, we are taking a big step to ensure that our residents have access to water.”

The list of approved projects includes $ 14 million for an elevated storage tank and water pipeline construction for Jarrell and $ 14 million for waterline construction from FM 1660 to Texas 130 toll road for Round Rock and Georgetown. It also includes $ 10 million for a sewage pipe reconstruction from US 79 to the Hutto Wastewater Treatment Plant and $ 10 million for a water tank and water pipe construction to the city of Florence.

Jarrell Mayor Larry Bush said the money will allow the city to bring water to new residential and commercial buildings for both fire protection as well as drinking and cooking.

“Like all towns in Williamson County,” he said, “we are experiencing very rapid growth.”

Florence Mayor Mary Condon said it was crucial for the city to get the money for the water projects.

“We have three wells and an interconnection with the city of Georgetown for some additional water, but we’re always looking for more,” Condon said. “This will enable us to look at some projects to bring some much needed water to the community.”

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