LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The stimulus bill is still waiting for Congress to sign it in Washington. Here in Lubbock, Mayor Tom Martin tells NewsChannel 11 the city applied to get up to $70 million of stimulus money to help pay for the Lake Allen Henry pipeline project.
That project is a main reason the city's water bill rate will go up more than 16%. However Martin doesn't think we'll see the money. "Since the bill is basically ready to be enacted, it's our understanding there will only be $900 million in water projects money available for the whole state of Texas. My guess is we will be lucky to get any, and if we do... I couldn't guess at the number, but I doubt that it would be $70 million. It might be a few million," said Martin.
The city of Lubbock also applied to receive stimulus money for some road projects.
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