Williamson County approved the award of state and local fiscal recovery funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act to Cedar Park to go toward the city’s portion of the Phase 1D water expansion project cost, according to city documents.
The Phase 1D water expansion project will add a fourth treatment structure to the BCRUA plant, expanding treatment capacity from 32.5 million gallons per day to 42 mgd—which will take Cedar Park’s treatment capacity from 8.7 mgd to 11.2 mgd.
Cedar Park’s full share of the project cost is $5.4 million, according to the city. In addition to funding received from Williamson County, the city will also budget funding toward the project cost.
The project is in the design phase. BCRUA General Manager Karen Bondy said the Phase 1D water expansion project is anticipated to be completed in early 2025.