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The Source: Details Of A Big Water Deal


The Vista Ridge pipeline and water deal is off the drawing board and inhabiting the 300+ pages of a contract that the San Antonio Water System board will have to consider and vote on next Monday.

142 miles of pipe, roughly 5' in diameter would run from Burleson county, Texas bringing with it 16 billion gallons of water annually. It adds nearly 25 percent more water than the city currently consumes. 

Advocates hope the deal will cement the future of San Antonio, and possibly return big dividends in jobs and realized opportunities.

Questions about contractual failsafes, community concerns over conservation, as well as of Burleson county residents all abound. 


  • Reed Williams, former district 8 council member, SAWS trustee involved in the contract negotiation.
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive