Developer fees will pay for less of SAWS’ Vista Ridge pipeline after City Council approved a fee structure that did not assess the maximum amount allowable.
A secret “equity lens” water plan calls for affluent San Antonians to use water from a sewage treatment facility while poorer residents get aquifer water.
The tunnels are necessary to bring water from far-away aquifers to San Antonio via the Vista Ridge pipeline.
The San Antonio Water System already got approval to raise customers’ bills to raise the entire cost of the Vista Ridge pipeline. But if new developer fees are approved, SAWS will have $242 million more than it needs for the project.
Two San Antonio Water System tunnel-drilling projects are on the horizon, one to stop fix a hotpot for raw sewage leaks and another to make room for more water from SAWS’ Vista Ridge pipeline.
A utility owned by the Canadian city of Edmonton has been chosen to operate the San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge pipeline.
On Friday, a judge dismissed claims brought by a joint venture between Oscar Renda Contracting and Southland Contracting.
Residential bills are likely going up again as SAWS prepares to buy Vista Ridge pipeline water and continues upgrades to its sewer network.
SAWS officials say they’ll be ready to take the water when it starts flowing in 2020, regardless of the outcome of a lawsuit with a construction contractor that has threatened to hold up a portion of the project.
Our city is poised to manage through even the driest years and prepared to provide a plentiful water supply today and for generations to come.