Highlights of the capital improvements plan
October 31, 2023
Central Texas continues to boom and the West Travis County PUA is prepared! The WTCPUA prepares for the region’s growth and ensures adequate supply by following a 10-year plan for infrastructure and facility construction. This is called a capital improvements plan, or CIP. The PUA is required to update this plan every 5 years, but historically it has been updated every 3-4 years due to growth in the service area.
The CIP uses existing customer data, existing commitments, and projected growth to determine what new facilities or facility upgrades are necessary to provide service to all PUA customers. It assigns cost (actual historical or future projected) for each improvement. Costs of existing and future facilities are allocated into three categories:
- Existing development
- Development in 10 yr. study period
- Development beyond 10 years
In the 2021 CIP for the WTCPUA, a few of the notable infrastructure projects planned over the next ten years include:
- Uplands Water Treatment Plant expansion from 20MGD to 33 MGD (million gallons per day)
- 30” Parallel Transmission Main #2 (Southwest Parkway Pump Station to County Line Pump Station
- Fitzhugh Road 16” Transmission Main (County Line Pump Station to Crumley Ranch Road)
- 1080 Bee Cave Transmission Main
- Bohls Wastewater Plant Expansion
These infrastructure improvements will help stabilize water pressure throughout the system and expand the WTCPUA’s ability to service current and future customers. New development pays impact fees to fund the infrastructure necessary to serve them.
As the area grows, customers can rest assured the PUA is planning for the future. With these improvements and the many others laid out in the CIP, customers can continue enjoying reliable water service with competitive rates. The CIP will be updated again in 2024.