McLennan County helps fund emergency generators, more for water suppliers (Source: Waco Tribune-Herald)
By Mike Copeland
Several water supply companies in McLennan County are scrambling to buy emergency generators so customers won’t lose service during the next big freeze. County commissioners Tuesday voted to help with the cost.
Commissioners allocated $5.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act money to support 18 water and wastewater projects. A third involve buying generators to preserve the integrity of water systems during icy weather. Compliance is required under Texas Senate Bill 3, passed in 2021, that requires water providers to “weatherize” their infrastructure.