- The station will condition the potable water received from Burleson County, almost 20 percent of the average daily water demand in San Antonio
- Project team is currently working on landscaping and punch list items in order to finish out the project
Agua Vista Station is a water treatment plant in North San Antonio that will condition the potable water received via 142-mile pipeline from Burleson County and make it compatible with the five other water supplies that will potentially mix with Vista Ridge water in the SAWS water distribution system. The project was carried out by Ferrovial subsidiary PLW Waterworks, a joint venture between Ferrovial’s subsidiaries Webber and Cadagua.
Agua Vista Station is sized to condition the peak Vista Ridge flows of nearly 50 million gallons per day, which is almost 20 percent of the average daily water demand in San Antonio.
Project is 98 percent complete. Phase 2 of the construction was completed on April 19, 2020. Project team is currently working on landscaping and punch list items in order to finish out the project. There has been over 18,000 tons of structural backfill placed and over 60,000 tons of material hauled off. Over 6,300 cubic yards of concrete were placed as water bearing structures, slabs, and concrete roadways.
Pipe of various sizes and quantities were installed on this project including 550 linear feet of 60 inch, 1,606 linear feet of 54-inch, 1,215 linear feet of 36-inch carbon steel pipe. Various process equipment systems were installed for this project and include:
- Two 68-inch tall Lime Silos along with two Lime Saturators, which make up the Lime System.
- Eight 12-foot diameter, 50-inch-long pressure filters installed along with associated 42-inch and 48-inch header piping.
- On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Equipment (including CMU building, chemical pumps, and storage tanks) was installed.
- Four pumps at the Stone Oak pump station was installed and completed by Phase 1 of the project in order to start delivering water to the public.
- A fluoride and polymer chemical feed system were constructed.
- A solids handling facility which includes a backwash recovery basin, gravity thickener, and a sludge holding/transfer tank.
- A Control Building that allows the owner to run the plant from a central SCADA system.
- An electrical building that houses all the electrical gear to run the equipment.