By 2027, Liberty Hill officials are planning to complete a total of 17 water projects and 12 wastewater projects, all of which are part of an updated version of the city’s water and wastewater capital improvement plan.

Council unanimously approved the updated plan during its April 24 meeting.

Zooming in

The five-year, $258.4 million plan allocates $152.2 million toward wastewater projects and $106.2 million for water projects.

During the April 24 meeting, Curtis Steger with Steger & Bizzell Engineering Inc. presented some projects identified in the plan. A few water projects in the updated plan include:
  • Construction of two new wells, $5.02 million
  • Phase 1 of downtown fireline improvements, $595,660
  • Parkland Springs wells and treatment supply, $13,786,000
  • Phase 2 of downtown fireline improvements, $659,190
  • Phase 3 of downtown fireline improvements, $766,640
  • Hwy. 29 water line upgrade north, $4.2 million
The following wastewater projects were also outlined in the plan:
  • Construction on the North Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant, $15.5 million
  • Expansion of North Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant, $3.4 million
  • Construction on the West Liberty Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant, $24.01 million
City Manager Paul Brandenburg said the updated plan is the plan the city will follow and move forward with, and it will be reviewed and updated every year.

Also of note

City staff also presented a draft CIP for transportation, parks and city facilities during the April 24 meeting.

The roughly $87 million city facilities CIP spans over the course of five years and includes the following projects:
  • Construction of public safety facility, $20 million
  • Construction of YMCA recreational facility, $40 million
  • Acquisition of municipal facility land, $8 million
  • Liberty Hill Municipal Court remodeling, $5 million
Costing roughly $18 million, the parks CIP is broken up into eight different phases as identified by community needs, said Katie Amsler, director of community engagement and communications.

With most of the roads in Liberty Hill being owned by the state or Williamson County, the transportation CIP addresses smaller, city-controlled streets, Brandenburg said. Projects outlined in the plan include:
  • Bailey Lane realignment
  • Stonewall extension
  • Phase 1 of Stubblefield Lane extension
  • Annual street maintenance program
Further, Brandenburg said he’s been working with Williamson County on using Long Run to get traffic headed to US 183 off of Hwy. 29.