HAYS COUNTY – A $225.8 million water supply project is set to begin in 2018 on a 95-mile pipeline to pump groundwater from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer in Caldwell County.
Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, and other communities will receive an additional 13 million gallons of water per day beginning in 2023.
The Alliance Regional Water Authority (ARWA) conceived the plan for a pipeline, and the cost will be shared by Hays County’s three largest cities, the Canyon Regional Water Authority, and with a loan through the Texas Water Development Board’s bond program.
The ARWA has released a request for qualifications for a program management firm to oversee the $213.4 million, Phase 1B development. The RFQ is due by Dec. 21.
The first portion of the project, Phase 1A, will connect Buda’s and Kyle’s water systems at a cost of $12.4 million. Construction will run through 2019.