FUNDING FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER 2023
September 18, 2023
In May of 2023, the Texas Legislature voted to make a generational investment in Texas water by allocating $1 billion for the new Texas Water Fund, a dedicated source of funding for securing new wate sources and replacing the state's aging water infrastructure. But, there's one final step required before the Fund becomes a reality: a constitutional amendment that must be approved by Texas voters this November.
Due to the importance of this investment ot the future of the state's water supply and what it will do to benfit our rural water and wastewater systems in Texas, your help is needed to get out the vote and ensure this amendment passes and the Texas Water Fund becomes a reality.
What to look for on the ballot: The Texas Water Fund will be Proposition 6 on the ballot, entitled: "The constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state."
What the amendment will do: The $1 billion investment will be used to secure new sources of water for Texas as well as for projects to replace aging infrastructure. TWDB (Texas Water Development Board) has said that it plans to allocate at least $150 million of these funds to the Rural Water Assistance Fund.
When to vote: Election Day will be Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Early Voting will run from Monday, October 23rd through Friday, November 3rd.
November 2023 is an off-year election in terms of big national, statewide and legislative races, which means turnout is especially important.
Go Vote for rural water supply systems in Texas!
Let's get out and Vote!
TRWA Quench Issue 4 - 2023