What will the SWIFT fund?
The funds available through SWIFT will help Texas communities of all sizes—from small rural towns to large metropolitan areas—develop drought-proof water supplies. Projects range from conservation and reuse, to desalting groundwater and seawater, to building new pipelines and developing reservoirs and well fields, to many more.
To be eligible for funding, a project must be included in the most recent state water plan. These projects were recommended by local and regional water experts for their communities.
By legislative mandate, at least 20 percent of SWIFT funds must be used for conservation and reuse projects, and at least 10 percent must go to projects serving rural communities and Texas farmers.