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Getting Tanked

SAWS is turning its attention to the infrastructure that will receive and distribute Vista Ridge water when it arrives on San Antonio’s doorstep in 2020.

A Tale of Two Cities (Both Called San Antonio)

It was the best of times for the named-alike communities at either end of the Vista Ridge pipeline.

Land o' Lakes

The Vista Ridge pipeline route was beset by water and mud in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Pipes in the Ground

KSAT-TV's Justin Horne provides a timely update on Vista Ridge construction.

Pipeline Construction Rocks

Rock trenchers make short work of the seemingly endless expanse of solid limestone in North San Antonio.

The Not-So-Dark Underbelly of Vista Ridge

The 142-mile pipeline route includes 19 tunnels, spanning more than 2,500 feet — almost 1/2 mile of horizontal boring.


Vista Ridge Pipeline Project

Water is the basis for San Antonio's prosperity. New water supplies will move the city forward for decades to come. This game-changing water project will provide the largest non-Edwards Aquifer supply in our city's history.

Apr
3

Getting Tanked

SAWS is turning its attention to the infrastructure that will receive and distribute Vista Ridge water when it arrives in 2020.

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Feb
1

A Tale of Two Cities (Both Called San Antonio)

It was the best of times for the named-alike communities at either end of the Vista Ridge pipeline.

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Sep
4

And Then the Rains Came

The historic downpours spawned by Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Vista Ridge pipeline construction.

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Aug
21

Tales From the Vista Ridge Underground

Explore the "dark side" of the pipeline project: 19 tunnels deep beneath the Earth's surface.

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Aug
16

Video: Construction Moves Forward on Vista Ridge Pipeline

KSAT-TV's Justin Horne gives a timely update on Vista Ridge construction.

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Jul
3

Pounding the Rock

...or what to do when your pipeline route is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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Oct
28

SAWS Board Will Consider Second Amendment on Vista Ridge Garney Contract

Tuesday Board meeting to include vote on additional changes in anticipation of financial closing.

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May
18

SAWS Board Approves Garney Construction to Lead Vista Ridge Project

Water project continues momentum with change to new project management.

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May
4

SAWS Board Approval Could Lower Vista Ridge Costs by $450 million

Board action locks in lower interest rates on water project.

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May
3

Public Weighs in on Proposed Vista Ridge Changes

The SAWS Board is expected to consider a change in majority ownership for the project.

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Mar
23

Garney Construction To Assume Leadership of Vista Ridge Project

Garney proposes purchasing majority interest of pipeline project company.

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Nov
25

Abengoa Spain Restructuring Not Anticipated to Affect Vista Ridge Pipeline

Restructuring common in financial market

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Dec
3

SAWS and Abengoa Launch New Water Project

Officials commemorate 142-mile water supply project by signing pipe.

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Oct
30

City Council Approves SAWS Vista Ridge Contract

Approval given to move ahead with 30-plus-year non-Edwards water supply.

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Oct
15

Vista Ridge Expected to Approve Water Supply Contract

SAWS Board approves clarifying edits in 6-0 vote.

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Oct
2

City of San Antonio Public Hearing on Proposed SAWS Vista Ridge Water Supply Agreement

Residents and other interested parties are invited to provide comments to the mayor and City Council on Oct. 8.

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Sep
29

SAWS Approves Vista Ridge Water Project Contract

City Council vote next; Community outreach will continue

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Sep
25

Public Statement on Vista Ridge Contract by SAWS Chairman Berto Guerra

The following statement was issued in response to a public statement by the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance.

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Sep
22

SAWS Presents Deal for San Antonio's Largest non-Edwards Water Supply

New supply will secure water future while helping protect the Edwards Aquifer.

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Aug
12

Luncheon Provides Public Conversation on Water Issues

Officials discuss proposed new water project and its impact.

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Aug
8

Conversations on Water

Learn about the game-changing Vista Ridge water supply proposal at a luncheon benefitting UTSA and Project Agua.

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Jul
30

Open Negotiations Spotlighted by the News Media

Formal contract negotiations on the Vista Ridge Pipeline project are open to the public, which also means unprecedented access for reporters.

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Jul
18

Open and Transparent Negotiations Continue on Vista Ridge Pipeline Deal

The second session took place July 15 in front of more than a dozen public guests, including citizens, city council aides and the news media.

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Jul
11

SAWS Begins Public Negotiations for Largest Non-Edwards Water Deal

Formal contract talks for the proposed Vista Ridge project are now underway, taking place in regularly posted meetings that are open to the public.

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Jul
1

SAWS Selects Proposal for Largest Non-Edwards Water Deal

Contract negotiations to proceed in open meetings for unprecedented transparency.

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Jun
17

SAWS Board Takes Next Step Toward Largest Non-Edwards Water Deal

Potential new supply would help protect the Edwards Aquifer and provide water for 162,000 new homes.

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