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City of Marlin takes measures to pay for water crisis costs

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The City of Marlin spent $774,000 during the water crisis in December that left residents without water for several days, according to the city manager.

The expenses included overtime pay for employees.

On Tuesday, the city council approved rellocating a settlement amount of $80,511 from a 2012 lawsuit involving a delivery company at the water plant. The city is expected to receive $100,000 from the Central Texas Redevelopment that would go toward paying the water crisis expenses. The city is also hoping to receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In the meantime,  the council approved creating  a loan committee to apply for a loan to pay for repairs at the water plant. The loan would be used in the event the city doesn't receive the grant by June or doesn't get the funds.

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