deadwood gets grant

The Sabine River Authority of Texas awarded Deadwood WSC with a $10,000 Community Assistance Program Grant on Monday.

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) awarded the Deadwood Water Supply Corporation (WSC) a Community Assistance Program Grant as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Development Initiative on April 29.

The $10,000 check will be used to assist the WSC to upgrade water meters and construct a new building.

“The project to upgrade water meters and construct a new building is an initiative that SRA supports in its efforts to improve water and wastewater systems throughout the basin,” David Montagne, SRA’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, said in a letter to the WSC. “SRA looks forward to working with the WSC in the future as we continue to focus on increasing the economic vitality of the Sabine River Basin.”

Funds provided for the Community Assistance Grant Program must fall within four project categories, which include water supply, wastewater management, water conservation and water quality. Most are limited to $10,000 per project. Funds for the grant to the Deadwood WSC were approved by SRA’s Board of Directors in April 2019.

In order to be eligible for the Community Assistance Program, applicants should be a governmental entity, district or a non-profit, member-owned water supply corporation or sewer service corporation and located within the Sabine River Basin of Texas. Water resource projects should be consistent with the statutory mission of SRA. Created as a conservation and reclamation district in 1949, responsibilities of the SRA are to control, store, preserve and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary system for useful purposes.

The Sabine River Basin covers a large portion of East Texas with a population of over 551,000 in all or part of 21 counties according to U.S. 2010 Census figures. A large portion of that area is rural in nature.

For more information about SRA’s Community Assistance Program, contact Mary Vann at(409) 746-2192 or email