SAWS trustees to vote Monday on Vista Ridge pipeline project

$3.4 Billion deal would bring in water from Carrizo Aquifer


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Water System trustees are expected to vote Monday on the Vista Ridge pipeline project that would bring water from Burleson County to San Antonio.

The deal would increase the city's water supply by 20 percent by 2020 by building a 142-mile pipeline from Burleson County to Bexar County, bringing in water from the Carrizo Aquifer.

Several conservation and community groups have called for SAWS trustees to delay the vote on the pipeline deal, arguing more time was needed to go over the more than 500-page contract.

SAWS Board Chairman Berto Guerra previously said the board has worked on the contract since July and by voting on it now they can send it to the city council next month.

The contract must then be approved by the city council. 

A panel of experts will discuss the environmental, technical and political impacts of the proposed project Monday at 5:30 p.m. at UTSA's downtown campus in the Buena Vista Theater. 

The event is free and open to the public.