On Nov. 5, 2013, Texas voters approved Proposition 6. This legislation enables the state to create two funds—the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT)—that will help finance projects in the state water plan.
Before the funds are made available, TWDB must develop a point system to prioritize projects and develop rules on how the funds will operate. Once these tasks are complete, the SWIFT can be used to fund rural water projects, projects related to conservation and reuse, and projects in communities and cities of all sizes.
Throughout the process, we'll report on our progress in a transparent manner and show which water plan projects are receiving funding. See where we are in the process on our timeline or view our SWIFT presentation for more details.
Ensuring Texas' future water supply is vital to our state's continued economic growth. We encourage you to participate in the planning process to make sure your community is represented.