In the coming year, local projects will increase water treatment capabilities.

The Water Treatment Plant Rehabilitation project is under construction in Cedar Park. This project involving replacing protective coatings of storage tanks and treatment units is one of the most important things the city can do to maintain the lifespan of equipment, Utility Engineering Manager Mike Huber said.

Cedar Park City Council also approved purchasing equipment and installing generators for the Water System Resiliency project, which will supply emergency power to the treatment plant and main pump station.

In Leander, the Sandy Creek Water Treatment Plant project will add a seventh treatment unit, increasing the plant’s treatment capacity by about 2 million gallons per day.

Additionally, the Reclaimed Water System project at the RM 2243 Wastewater Treatment Plant will provide treated wastewater safe for irrigation and other uses, reducing the demand on the potable water system.

Working on water

Cedar Park:

Water treatment plant rehabilitation
  • Cost: $999,0000
  • Timeline: December-March 1
  • Funding source: city of Cedar Park
Water system resiliency
  • Cost: $989,332 for equipment
  • Timeline: January 2022-summer 2023
  • Funding source: American Rescue Plan Act funds

Sandy Creek Water Treatment Plant improvements
  • Cost: $18.7 million
  • Timeline: May 2023-September 2024
  • Funding source: city of Leander
Reclaimed water system
  • Cost: $4.9 million
  • Timeline: 2023-TBD
  • Funding source: Williamson County American Rescue Plan Act funds