SOUTHMAYD, Tex. - For a year and a half, something has been off kilter in the city of Southmayd. Back in 2006, city officials noticed the water storage tank had started leaning.
Since then, city officials have been trying to figure out how to fix it. Now, thanks to a recent $117,000 emergency grant from the state, Southmayd has the funds to build a brand new water tank.
Residents will only have to pay $13,000 toward the project. Construction has already started, and a new foundation is in place.
Southmayd mayor Daniel Pepe says, “We were able to get a grant so that way we have a new tank in place before a complete failure and we don't anticipate any interruption in service or anything."
Pepe says the new tank should be complete by the end of June.