Expanded Desalination Plans for SAWS

By Bill O'Neil

Could the answer to San Antonio's fiuture water needs be right under our feet? 

SAWS is set to recommend it's Board approve an expanded desalination program. 

"There happen to be oceans of salty water right under our feet in aquifers right under our feet" said Greg Flores with SAWS, who told 550 KTSA News there's likely centuries worth of supply--which could be available for use within just a couple of years.  

"We will be starting construction this year on the first phase of our desal plant--and it will be online in 2016" Flores said.  

Meanwhile, SAWS will also recommend it's Board reject three private plans for bringing additonal water in to the area out of a variety of concerns, including cost, oppostion in the areas from which the water would be drawn, and questions over the laws governing the use of groundwater.  


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