The whole system at the H2Oaks plant is designed to take advantage of three aquifers stacked like a layer cake below the facility.
Board Chairman Berto Guerra and Mayor Ron Nirenberg said SAWS can and must better educate the public about conservation and the new water rate structure.
San Antonio’s newest water source, a desalination plant, opened its doors to the public Friday.
The San Antonio Water System board voted unanimously Tuesday to fund Phase I construction of a brackish water desalination plant in southern Bexar County – the most ambitious water diversification project in the city’s history – and enter negotiations with the Vista Ridge Consortium to provide San Antonio with an even greater supply of new water via a privately-owned regional pipeline, a second diversification project of unprecedented scope and cost.
Editor’s Note: The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is abandoning proposals, pending board review, to pipe billions of gallons of water from surrounding counties.