What’s ahead in 2019: New route needed for future wastewater pipeline

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WHAT WE REPORTED Georgetown officials have had plans for the Berry Creek Wastewater Interceptor, a two-phase pipeline that would carry wastewater from Sun City to the Pecan Branch Wastewater Treatment Facility east of SH 130, in the works for years to keep up with the city’s growing population and expansion. The city’s proposal would have a portion of the pipeline run underneath the Williamson County-owned Berry Springs Park and Preserve, a plan that drew opposition from residents.

THE LATEST Williamson County commissioners voted unanimously Dec. 18 to deny the city the right to build the pipeline through or near the county-owned park. The city presented commissioners with four options for the line’s route through the park, including proposals that would have placed the pipeline adjacent to the park or along SH 130. Georgetown City Council will consider an alternative in 2019. The Georgetown council approved a $5.5 million contract Dec. 11 to build a separate phase of the pipeline starting near Airport Road and traveling west along Berry Creek to the Sun City Lift Station near the terminus of Stetson Trail in Sun City.

This post is part of our Top Stories to Follow in 2019 list, a version of which appears in the January 2019 print issue of Community Impact Newspaper’s Georgetown edition.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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