SAWS drops plan to secure state loan for Vista Ridge pipeline Utility wants control issue settled
San Antonio Express News, May 13, 2016
The San Antonio Water System has decided not to apply for a low-interest state loan to finance part of its work on the Vista Ridge pipeline project.
Many people following the proposed 142-mile water pipeline from Burleson County expected SAWS to file a full application for a $127 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, or SWIFT, program.
The loan would have financed construction and equipment to integrate the pipeline into SAWS’ main system, supplying up to 16.3 billion gallons of water per year.