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[Posted 9/22/2017] (Orange, TX) The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) is providing disaster recovery assistance grant funds to seven small local water districts and municipalities
that were damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey. Today, SRA presented a $10,000 check each to five of those entities which include the City of Pinehurst,
Orange County WCID #2, Mauriceville MUD, Orange County WCID #1 and Orangefield WSC as part of this assistance program. Earlier this week, SRA presented a $10,000 check each to
South Newton Water Supply and the City of Rose City for assistance. Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall in Southeast Texas on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
Impacts from the storm included power loss, wind damage, and historical flooding from more than 50” of rainfall that fell over a few days.
Many communities were left devastated.
Sabine River Authority of Texas Moves Forward with Pump Station Project
(ORANGE,TX) The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) will construct a new modern pumping facility in Southeast Texas to ensure a reliable water supply for customers in Orange and Newton County.
The 85 million gallons per day (MGD) raw water pump station will be built in Newton County along the main stem of the Sabine River south of Highway 12 near Deweyville.
In addition to the pump station a 66-inch diameter pipeline will be constructed to convey the raw water from the new pump station to SRA's existing John W. Simmons Gulf Coast Canal System (Canal System) in Orange County.
The proposed pipeline will be constructed within a right-of-way that SRA is currently in the process of acquiring. It is SRA's intention to work with each affected landowner to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement.
The proposed alignment for the pipeline was carefully selected to eliminate the need for acquiring a single structure and to minimize impacts on landowners.
City of Newton Receives Community Assistance Grant
(NEWTON, TX) The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the City of Newton a Community Assistance Program Grant on May 3rd as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2017 Economic Development Initiative.
The $10,000 check will be used to install an emergency interconnect to provide water to customers of the neighboring East Newton Water Supply Corporation (WSC).
After being made aware of the WSC’s water well collapse from U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative James White,
SRA is pleased to quickly respond to this emergency through our grant program. David Montagne, SRA’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager, stated
“SRA supports the proposed project and understands the critical importance of constructing an emergency interconnect to provide water to the customers of East Newton WSC as quickly
as possible and hope those funds will assist in that endeavor.”
New Slate of Officers for Sabine River Authority
(ORANGE,TX) A new slate of officers was elected for 2017 at the annual Board of Directors meeting of the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) recently held in Rockwall, Texas.
Stan Mathews of Pinehurst was elected as Board President. Other elected officers include Vice President Earl Williams of Orange, Secretary/Treasurer David Koonce of Center and
Secretary Pro-Tem Cliff Todd of Carthage. Other members of the SRA Board include Past President J.D. Jacobs, Jr. of Rockwall, Sharon Newcomer of Mauriceville, Jeanette Sterner of Holly Lake Ranch,
Mac Abney of Marshall and Laurie Woloszyn of Longview.
Texas Water Development Board Approves SWIFT Funding for Sabine River Authority
(ORANGE,TX) A new modern facility ensuring dependable water to local industries and municipalities will be constructed in Southeast Texas thanks to the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB)
approval of financial assistance to the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA). TWDB Board Members Bech Bruun, Kathleen Jackson and Peter Lake approved a $75 million multi-year loan to SRA
through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program in a TWDB board meeting on July 21, 2016. SRA will use the assistance to finance the planning, acquisition, design and
construction costs of a new 85 million gallons per day (MGD) raw water pump station along the Sabine River.
Governor Abbott Appoints SRA Board of Directors
(ORANGE,TX) Governor Greg Abbott recently reappointed Cary “Mac” Abney of Marshall to the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) Board of Directors for a six year term.
Governor Abbott also appointed Kimberly Fish of Longview and Jeanette Sterner of Holly Lake Ranch to the SRA Board of Directors for six year terms.
Created by the Legislature in 1949, the Sabine River Authority is an official agency of the State of Texas.
The Authority was created as a conservation and reclamation district with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary streams for useful purposes.
The Sabine River Authority of Texas is governed by nine Board of Directors who are leaders in their communities and are dedicated to addressing water issues in the Sabine River Basin.
The Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor, must reside in a county within the basin.
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