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January 5th, 2016
Public meeting called on San Marcos effluent reuse system expansion


The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. to discuss the city’s proposed project to expand its effluent reuse system from the wastewater treatment plant on River Road to North LBJ Drive.

City staff and consultants from Espey Consultants Inc., doing business as RPS Group PLC, will be on hand to discuss the project’s necessity and design, its potential environmental impacts and possible alternatives.

The project includes extending the existing reclaimed water line to provide service to Texas State University, the addition of a pump to the existing reclaimed water pump station, and installing an earthen storage reservoir on property adjacent to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. A feasibility study for aquifer storage and recovery to determine future direct potable reuse is also included in the project scope.

The total estimated cost of the project is $3,772,800. The city has secured various funding sources for financial assistance for the project including Texas State University, the Edwards Aquifer Authority and the Texas Water Development Board.

A copy of an “Environmental Information Document” on the project is available for public review at the San Marcos Public Library’s reference desk. For information about the meeting, call the San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department at 512-393-8130 or by email here.

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