By Tny Farkas
TRINITY — The city of Trinity is continuing to shore up its water system.
City Manager Steven Jones said the city was notified at the beginning of the month that the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded $350,000 from the 2021 Texas Community Development Block Grant program.
The funds require a 10 percent match from the city, he said.
The grant, which was offered for specific infrastructure needs, will be used for water line replacement and installation on Walker, San Jacinto, Maple and Madison streets.
Jones said those streets were specifically chosen because they are on the ground water storage system, which is separate from 2/3 of the city. When the storage runs dry, the customers lose pressure since they are not serviced by any water towers, which creates water pressure within a system.
The grant funds will be used to replace existing water lines as well as completely connect the area to the rest of the city, making one system city-wide, he said.
Jones also said that grants are project-specific when offered by government, and the city applied to GLO specifically for this work.
The next step in the process will be to begin passing necessary ordinances to begin work, seeking engineers and letting bids.