While these services can often be taken for granted in the lives of citizens, city leaders are taking steps to improve existing infrastructure during this time of growth and development.
City officials say among the priorities are upgrading facilities at the Seguin Water Plant and the Walnut Branch and Geronimo Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants.
According to officials, the city had one of the first modernized water and wastewater treatment plants in the state of Texas. Structures on the property date back to before the 1900s.
They say now these facilities are undergoing more than $3.5 million in improvements. The funds will be utilized to upgrade specific areas within the treatment plant(s) which have been in operation for many years. One such project will be the construction of a new circular thickener/clarifier basin which will replace a large basin that dates back to 1928, more than 87 years ago. The new basin will have an operational life far exceeding 100 years.
“The plan is to provide clean water more efficiently and a more cost effective process. The new additions will allow plant operators to produce potable water in variable water conditions,” said Emery Gallagher, Water Department director, “Potable water is the term given to the water that meets drinking water standards.”
The contractor of the project will be Matous Contractor.
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