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Critical Water Line Upgrade Project is an Investment in Steiner Ranch’s Future

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas – Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17 (WCID No. 17) will soon begin Phase I of a $5.9-million investment in the future of Steiner Ranch. This project will upgrade the existing main water line that runs along Quinlan Park Road from University Club Drive to just north of River Ridge Elementary. The upgraded distribution lines will address the need to increase system resiliency for rated fire flow and continued operations in adverse conditions.

“This project is critical to ensuring the long term viability of the Steiner Ranch system,” says Jason Homan, WCID No. 17 General Manager. “Specifically, with the increased density in the South Steiner peninsula, we are seeing a future need for water capacity and fire flow protection that is larger than that planned for during initial design 20+ years ago.”

This major water line project will help with another of the District’s long term plans: making the Steiner/Comanche Trail area’s water system independent of the rest of WCID No. 17 from an operational standpoint.

In addition to providing a constant flow of water pressure during peak usage, the project will allow the Steiner Ranch system to operate independently from the Southern portion of the District, significantly improving the District’s operations, maintenance and its ability to respond in emergencies.

The District anticipates a 14-month water line construction schedule that will commence in March of 2023 and be completed in May of 2024.

GM Homan says the project will fulfill multiple needs for the Steiner Ranch community as well as the District itself once completed. “This is a multimillion dollar investment by the District that will help to ensure the safe and reliable supply of potable water to the Steiner and Comanche Trail areas for decades to come.”

To schedule interviews or to request information please contact the WCID No. 17 Public Relations office at (512) 266-1111 or by email, publicrelations@wcid17.org.

Travis County WCID No. 17 is a non-profit public utility that provides water and wastewater services to approximately 50,000 people in the Lake Travis area in western Travis County.

Click here for a detailed explanation of the project.

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