Canyon has received a Community Development Block Grant from Texas, for water and sewer improvements in the older part of the city.

The grant is valued at $350k and will fund 33% of the $1 million project. 

 The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The goal is to improve low to moderate-income housing.

The project will replace six blocks of the water main, and seven blocks of the sewer main, to improve about 60 utility accounts. Currently, the 2-inch cast iron water mains will be replaced with 8-inch PVC water mains and the current aging clay sewer mains will be replaced with newer pipes and all manhole covers will be replaced.

Canyon’s City Commission awarded the bid to Amarillo Utility Contractors and the project does not currently have a start date but is projected to take 220 calendar days to complete,