Last night, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) held the first of four public meeting on the changes to the 142 -mile Vista Ridge Pipeline. The $3.4 billion deal, which covers 50,000 acre feet of water per year for 30 years, will have a change in ownership.

Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa, struggling to pay its debts, had to sell 80 percent of its position in the deal. Garney Construction, which has worked with SAWS on several projects, has been selected as the company that will step in. 


The San Antonio Water System could save millions of dollars in financing for one Vista Ridge project that’s on a priority list for funding.  But getting that low interest loan may depend on another Vista Ridge project didn’t make the list. 

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From ballet to free plants to honoring the history of the horse--the weekend is packed with fun things to do. 

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As more news continues to surface about the lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, what Texas safeguards are in place to ensure a city’s water supply is safe enough to drink? 

The Texas Department of State Health Services monitors and tracks the lab results for blood lead levels in children younger than 15 years old, which spokeswoman Christine Mann says starts with a family's pediatrician, hospital or clinic.

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The lead contamination of Flint Michigan’s water has caused communities around the country to wonder- could it happen here?  The answer for San Antonio is that the San Antonio Water System believes its customers are safe. 

When the City of Flint began using water from the Flint River, it’s highly corrosive properties caused lead from pipes to leach into the water. Physicians found elevated lead levels in children.