New Llano receives $2 million for water system improvements

Published 5:22 pm Thursday, February 10, 2022

The town of New Llano will be able to make improvements to the town’s own sewage system after securing more than $2 million in funding from the Water Sector Commission.

State Sen. Mike Reese, who co-chairs the commission, assisted in the securing of the funds for New Llano project. The funds come out of the nearly $300 million dedicated to the state from the American Rescue Plan Act.

“The New Llano project ranks high on the list because this work will greatly improve this vital municipal service. I appreciate the leadership of Mayor Todd and the entire council for pursuing this project and for providing the additional matching dollars to make it possible,” Reese said.

The total cost of the New Llano project is estimated at just over $3 million.

The project will involve the rehabilitation of five pump stations to ensure operational sustainability and restore them to original design functionality and dependability. It will also rehabilitate the existing wastewater treatment plant and install a wastewater sludge processing unit for proper treatment and disposal of the plant’s produced sludge material.