SAWS News: Agua Vista Coming Into Focus
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Agua Vista Coming Into Focus

It’s official: the delivery site for the largest non-Edwards Aquifer water supply in San Antonio’s history now has a name.

Agua Vista Station — a nod to the Vista Ridge pipeline under construction — will be the distribution point for Vista Ridge water when that 142-mile pipeline comes on line in 2020.

"Agua Vista Station is our first glimpse of a major accomplishment for the San Antonio community and region," said Robert R. Puente, SAWS president/CEO. “The entire Vista Ridge project is a model for national and international public-private water partnerships that will ensure our city’s water security for the next 60 years.”

The site, located just off of Hardy Oak Boulevard in Stone Oak, includes two 10-million-gallon tanks, treatment equipment and pipelines in and out of the facility. Agua Vista Station will treat 45 million gallons of water per day, polishing it to match the quality of and ensure compatibility with Edwards Aquifer water. The treated water will be delivered throughout central San Antonio via the Central Water Integration Pipeline.

The new water supply comes on line for testing in January 2020 with full delivery scheduled for April 2020. When complete, the project will deliver more than 16 billion gallons per year of groundwater from the Carrizo and Simsboro aquifers in Burleson County. That's enough to meet about 20 percent of San Antonio’s water needs in a system that serves 1.7 million people.

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