Apr 27th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Nick Williams, P.E. City of Stephenville Director of Public Works

Stephenville city officials plan to use $17 million in funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to upgrade the wastewater treatment system. The first phase of the project, estimated to cost $9.5 million, is to add a relief load transfer point to bottleneck, said Nick Williams, director […]

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Mar 23rd 2018 | Posted in Water by Mary Scott Nabers

America has very frightening water problems. The country’s resources are inadequate in many states. Water quality is so poor in some areas that citizens are in danger. Another Flint, Michigan, could occur at any time. Water pipelines passed their anticipated life expectancy decades ago in about 80 percent of the country. If ever we should […]

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Feb 26th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $499 million in funding towards the building of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County. This is the second portion of an application received from the North Texas Municipal Water District during the third funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. […]

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Jan 26th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

California– California’s Department of Water Resources has approved $34.4 million in grants to eight desalination projects across the state. The money comes from Proposition 1, a water bond passed by state voters in November 2014. Three projects were awarded $10 million each to help with construction. Among them is the Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project, […]

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Jul 28th 2017 | Posted in Water by Kristin Gordon

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved $1,052,915,000 in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. The funding will be distributed to 10 project sponsors across the state.  $677,120,000 to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, and Rockwall counties) for a water supply project;  […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

In his regional State of the State speech, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo shared his proposal to invest $2 billion in statewide water infrastructure improvements. The funding would be put towards upgrading filtration systems to eliminate contaminates, improve the longevity of wastewater treatment facilities and prevent runoff. “We want to fund state of the […]

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Dec 21st 2016 | Posted in Water by Priscilla Loebenberg

The president signed into law on Friday legislation that will authorize about $10 billion in federal investment in water projects. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides for stormwater management projects and more than 330 port, levee and dam projects. It also funds initiatives to develop alternative water supplies in drought areas. […]

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Dec 14th 2016 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline
Photo by Darwin Bell is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The House and Senate have approved a comprehensive water resources infrastructure bill, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. If signed by the president, the legislation will authorize $170 million to help Flint, Mich., officials continue to address the city’s contaminated water supply. Nearly $12 billion will be authorized for ports, dams and […]

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Sep 14th 2016 | Posted in Water by Priscilla Loebenberg

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced $283 million in funding for water and waste infrastructure for 168 small towns as part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The program provides assistance and financing to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems for communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. “Strong […]

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Apr 15th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller
The TWDB has authorized 28 projects for the SWIFT priority list

The entities that made the prioritization list now have until May 11 to submit full applications for SWIFT funding, after which TWDB staffers will review them before selecting the projects that are deemed eligible for funding by July. Bonds will be sold in October, and the funding dispersed in December. “At which point, we’ll take a deep breath and get ready for the 2017 round of funding,” Walker said.

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Mar 30th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller
Photo of a dry creek bed by CraneStation licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The White House was home to a summit coinciding with World Water Day. Administration officials were able to announce several state government and corporate pledges of investment, as well as new federal initiatives meant to combat the issues faced by the aging and deteriorating infrastructure.

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Mar 11th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller

2017 Draft State Water Plan projects state’s water needs, supply from 2020 through 2070  Last week, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the 2017 Draft State Water Plan, which lays out how the state’s water planners intend to prepare Texas to meet its water needs through 2070. It is now open for public review […]

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Jan 20th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller

Survey identifies wastewater infrastructure, stormwater projects nationwide over next five years With the double shot of a years-long drought followed by El Niño bringing storm runoff and flooding, state and local authorities are finding it ever more difficult to confront their water problems. Whether it’s ensuring citizens have clean water to drink or managing a […]

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Jan 8th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller
Image of the logo for the Texas Water Development Board, which approved contracts for brackish water studies

Staff presents contract recommendations for brackish water studies, 2017 legislative requests At its first meeting of 2016 on Wednesday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) welcomed Peter Lake for his first meeting as a board member. Lake and the other members of the board, Chairman Bech Bruun and Kathleen Jackson (pictured), heard from TWDB staff […]

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Nov 18th 2015 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller
Image is a rendering of the water purification plant for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.
Rendering of purification plant provided by Water Replenishment District of Southern California.

Purification plant to allow southern Los Angeles County to become self-sufficient Earlier this year, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California spent $10 million to buy an industrial site in Pico Rivera, a city in southeastern Los Angeles County. The site soon might be home to an important part of the solution to Southern California’s […]

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Jul 29th 2015 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

A dozen counties in Pennsylvania will share $98.3 million in funds through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for 12 wastewater and non-point source projects. In making the funding announcement, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said the projects will help “secure the economic and natural well-being of the commonweath.” The PENNVEST funding awards will be split […]

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Jul 24th 2015 | Posted in Infrastructure, Water by Texas Government Insider
TWDB logo

Financial assistance of $705,000 to more than $953 million marked what is being heralded as a highly successful first round of water project funding approvals from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). Some $3.9 billion in funding from SWIFT, created by the Texas Legislature and funded by a voter-approved referendum allowing for the […]

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Jul 24th 2015 | Posted in Water by Kirk Yoshida
State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) logo

Strategic Partnerships, Inc. has compiled detailed information on all of $3.9 billion in projects approved by the Texas Water Development Board on July 23, 2015. Click on any of the links below to view each project’s full project funding request. $300,000,000 to the Coastal Water Authority (Harris County) for an interbasin transfer project $296,125,000 to […]

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Jul 17th 2015 | Posted in Infrastructure, Water by Texas Government Insider
Image provided by the Texas Water Development Board

Allocation of the first round of funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) will be approved at the July 23 meeting of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). The 39 projects under consideration represent approximately $3.9 billion in requests for SWIFT Round 1 funding. SWIFT was created by the Texas Legislature and […]

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May 1st 2015 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider
Photo by Steve Johnson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

When the Texas Water Development Board adopted rules for the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program and began seeking applications for funding, the response from entities statewide was described as “well in excess of expectations.” TWDB was inundated with applications for funding for water-related projects such as new well construction, water reuse and […]

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Mar 25th 2015 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline
Photo by Kevin Cortopassi is licensed under CC BY 2.0

An unprecedented drought in California is not only affecting local water supplies and threatening communities, but it is also leading to mandatory conservation and affecting water infrastructure in drought areas. To help mitigate all of the many problems associated with the drought conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown was recently joined by legislative leaders in laying out […]

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Mar 13th 2015 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider
Photo by iliveisl is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Desalination…it’s been called “a drought-proof water supply.” And, although it historically has been a more expensive way to shore up a municipal water supply, improved technology and a growing demand for water in many drought-plagued areas of the country have spurred more interest in this process for turning sea water and brackish groundwater into drinking […]

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Feb 20th 2015 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider
Photo by Robert Nunnally is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Rarely does a day go by without a news report somewhere in Texas related to the drought and water scarcity in the state. From increasing water bills to calls for conservation to safety concerns regarding declining water quality, Texans are feeling the harsh consequences of water sources that are drying up. Lake levels in many […]

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