Chief Operating Officer of Western Pipe Operations at Garney Construction Scott Parrish observes the board meeting with a colleague. Photo by Scott Ball.

SAWS Board Approves Garney Takeover of Vista Ridge Project

The San Antonio Water System board on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that lets Garney Construction, a Missouri-based construction firm, take over control and 80% equity of the Vista Ridge water pipeline project from financially-troubled Abengoa Vista Ridge, a subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Abengoa Sociedad Anónima that filed for bankruptcy in March.

Concerned community members ask SAWS staff questions about the Vista Ridge water pipeline project at SAWS headquarters. Photo by Iris Dimmick.a

SAWS: Vista Ridge is Not a Done Deal

There are several hoops Garney Construction will have to jump through before San Antonio Water System’s executive team would consider recommending that its board approves of the Missouri-based construction firm taking over the Vista Ridge water pipeline, officials said during a public meeting about the water pipeline project Tuesday night.