SAWS Going to Community/Council on Vista Ridge Changes

Vista Ridge Pipeline

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) today announced numerous opportunities for community input regarding the recent announcement of Kansas City, MO-based Garney Construction purchasing up to an 80 percent equity stake in the Vista Ridge Pipeline project.

Garney Construction, if approved by the SAWS Board of Trustees, will utilize its more than 30 years experience with SAWS to bring the newest water resource online and further diversify the city’s water supply . Water will be piped from Burleson County, 142 miles to San Antonio and distributed throughout the city.

“Garney’s selection to move this project forward is great news, but still must be approved by the SAWS Board,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO. “Plus, with Garney already being part of the original Vista Ridge consortium, this will provide for greater continuity.”

To  continue what has been one of the  most transparent projects in  recent history, community participation is encouraged at the following event:


Community Meeting April 12 SAWS HQ Board Room and Live Streamed at


“While the proposed change in partners brings many positive opportunities to the Vista Ridge project,” said Puente, “the SAWS Board will examine the issue thoroughly and hear community input before deciding the matter.”

Since 1992, San Antonio Water System has been a leader in innovative water management strategies, making San Antonio water’s most resourceful city. Water and wastewater services are provided to more than 1.6 million consumers in the San Antonio region.