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City Council to vote on new water plant

Posted on November 17th, 2010 No Comments

This Thursday, the Austin City Council will vote to officially finalize the construction of a new water treatment plant to be located at the intersection of RM 620 and RR 2222.  The plant will cost $300 million to build and has already been approved by the council.  Thursday’s vote will concern final contractual issues needing to be approved for construction to be completed.

The plant will extract 300 million gallons of water from Lake Travis and treat it for Austin residents’ use.  Mayor Lee Leffingwell said of the plant, “We have to have it not only for drinking water but also for public safety, we have to be able to put out fires”.

Backflow preventers protect the drinkability of water and should be inspected to ensure water cleanliness.  Contact the Austin backflow preventer specialists of Ace Fire Equipment at 512-835-2020 if you are in need of backflow preventer repair, service or inspection.