With just a week left until the water was set to be shut off at the Crestwood Center, meaning the closure of several local businesses, funding has been secured to keep them open for the foreseeable future.

The entire Crestwood Center was at risk of having its water shut off by the city as it ran off a septic system for wastewater that was out of compliance and posed health and safety risks to the community, as previously reported by Community Impact.

The Crestwood Center property owners James and Thomas Umstattd as well as the adjacent property owner Tom Holman “have reached an agreement to provide the necessary funding for the wastewater extension project that will provide wastewater services to their respective properties,” according to a letter from Greg Carr, the director of neighborhood enhancement for the city of San Marcos.

Crestwood Center property manager Christian Umstattd had previously confirmed with Community Impact that the center needed to raise $200,000 by March 31 to connect to the city's sewer system and remain in business.

“The parties, through their agreement, assure the city of San Marcos that construction on the project will begin soon,” the letter read. “Provided that the property owners continue to maintain the status quo by sufficiently disposing of their wastewater in the manner currently in use, then the city of San Marcos will continue to supply water to the properties.”

Neither Christian Umstattd nor Holman were available for comment as of press time.