SAWS News: Public Weighs in on Proposed Vista Ridge Changes
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Public Weighs in on Proposed Vista Ridge Changes

The SAWS Board of Trustees this month is expected to consider a change in majority ownership for the Vista Ridge Pipeline project. Missouri-based Garney Construction, which has three decades of experience working with SAWS projects, recently proposed purchasing up to an 80 percent equity stake in the venture from Abengoa.

From the beginning, development of the Vista Ridge project has been a transparent process. The contract was negotiated by SAWS leaders in meetings that were open to the public. SAWS is committed to continuing the transparency and public dialogue going forward.

“While the proposed change in partners brings many positive opportunities to the Vista Ridge project, the SAWS Board will examine the issue thoroughly and hear community input before deciding the matter,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS president/CEO.

Puente and other SAWS leaders answered questions and addressed concerns from citizens during public meetings held in April. If approved by the Board, Garney Construction will utilize its more than 30 years of experience with SAWS to bring the newest water resource on line and further diversify the city’s water supply. The Vista Ridge project will convey 16.3 billion gallons of new, non- Edwards Aquifer water annually to San Antonio by 2020 via a 142-mile-long pipeline from Burleson County.

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