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Falls City to get $350K TDA grant
Funds will pay for
water system enhancements
FALLS CITY -- Falls City is one of six entities that will split $2.1 million in grant funds awarded through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Disaster Relief Fund. This is according to a May 15 announcement by TDA Commissioner Todd Staples.
Falls City will receive a $350,000 grant. According to TDA, the funds will be used to install a water pump capable of being submerged 1,000 feet. The pump is necessary because a formerly free-flowing artesian well that supplies the city stopped flowing in December. Preliminary estimates indicate the pump would cost $150,000 -- nearly a third of Falls City’s annual budget.
“The funds that the city of Falls City were able to obtain through this grant could not have come at a better time,” said Mayor Brent Houdmann.
The city also plans to utilize the funds to upgrade its two water-cooling towers, he said.
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