The City of Alice has reached an agreement with Florida-based Seven Seas Water Group   for the construction of a brackish water desalination plant to provide fresh drinking water to the residents. 

Seven Seas Water Group will finance, design, build, operate and maintain a Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis plant on land owned by the city, according to a news release that touted the public-private partnership as the first of its kind in Texas.

In July 2019, the Texas Water Development Board approved roughly $5.5 million for the project’s first phase. This includes about $4 million in loans and a $1.5 million grant.