Alliance Regional Water Authority begins construction on Buda-Kyle segment of regional water supply pipeline

The project will bring water from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer to San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and other consumers in the region. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The project will bring water from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer to San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and other consumers in the region. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The project will bring water from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer to San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and other consumers in the region. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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The segment of the pipeline that runs between Kyle and Buda is under construction. (Courtesy Alliance Regional Water Authority)
Construction on Phase 1A, Segment B of the $213 million Alliance Regional Water Authority project, which will eventually supply water for San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and other consumers along the I-35 corridor, began Dec. 18.

The section of pipeline runs from the booster pump station on Jack C. Hays Trail in Kyle, east of FM 1626 and the delivery point for the city of Buda, located near the intersection of Old Black Colony Road and Cole Springs Road, according to a Jan. 9 news release from ARWA—formerly the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency.


About 18,000 linear feet of the pipeline, which is 24 inches in diameter, will ultimately be run under Jack C. Hays and the Onion Creek area, according to the release, which states that the company will follow best management practices for erosion, sedimentation and traffic.

With funding from San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and the Canyon Regional Water Authority, the ARWA pipeline will bring up to 27 million gallons of water each day from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer by the time it is complete in 2023.

The segment of the pipe currently under construction is expected to be finished at the end of 2020.
By Katharine Jose
Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publicat


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