Ground Broken on SAWS Plant

By Bill O'Neil

What will be the country's biggest inland desalination plant will soon be gound in Bexar County--in Elmendorf to be exact. 

That's where ground has been broken--with the plant expected to put out 12-million gallons of clean water every day--once it's completed in 2016. Officials said it will be a clear difference maker.  

"We will be able to turn that water back, and send it back up north--when we need water during droughts" said SAWS Board Chairman Berto Guerra. 

SAWS President and CEO Robert Puente said the pproject--combined with another approved this week to pipeline water in to San Antonio from Burleson County--is part of a long-term strategy.  

"What's key also is that we need future--and aggressive--water conservation" Puente said. 

Unlike the pipeline project, rates are not expected to go up--at least in the near-term--as a result of work on the plant.   


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