Dirgin Water Supply

Sabine River Authority prsented a grant of $10,000 to Dirgin Water Supply Monday as part of SRA’s economic development initiative. Pictured, from left, David Koonce, SRA president; Sally Valcourt, DWS president; Mack Abney, SRA board of directors; Sasha Navarrerre, DWS water operator; and Debra Simpson DWS board member. 


TATUM — The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the Dirgin Water Supply Company (WSC) a Community Assistance Program Grant on Monday as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Development Initiative. 

The $10,000 check will be used to assist the WSC in the purchase of a new chlorine meter, new flushing valve and new flow meters. David Montagne, SRA’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, in a letter to the WSC wrote “the WSC’s project to purchase a new chlorine regulator, new flushing valve and 28 new flow meters is an initiative that SRA supports in its efforts to improve water and wastewater systems throughout the basin” and “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 by for the Community Assistance Grant Program must fall within four project categories, which includes water supply, wastewater management, water conservation and water quality and most are limited to $10,000 per project. Funds for the Dirgin WSC were approved by the SRA’s Board of Directors in April. 

In order to be eligible for the Community Assistance Program, applicants should be a governmental entity, district or nonprofit, member-owned water supply corporation or sewer service corporation located within the Sabine River Basin of Texas. Water resource projects should be consistent with the statutory mission on 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 more than 55,000 in all or part of 21 counties, according to the 2010 U.S. Census figures. A large portion of the area is rural in nature. 

For more information about SRA’s Community Assistance Program, contact Mary Vann at 409-746-2192 or email cap@sratx.org.

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