Lake Travis-fed treatment facility secures $194M in state financing
As the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) nears completion of the design phase of its $490.92 million water treatment and distribution project, it secured $194.4 million in financing from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) on July 22.
Brushy Creek Raw Water Pump Station Lake Travis
TWDB approved financing from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas program for the construction of Phase 1D and Phase 2 of BCRUA’s regional water system that serves the cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Leander.
Together, the cities provide water and wastewater service to approximately 316,000 residents and 88,000 active connections. BCRUA is taking steps to ultimately serve as many as 573,000 residents.
The proposed Phase 1D expansion of the regional water treatment plant will increase its capacity from 32.5 million gallons per day (MGD) to approximately 42 MGD through the addition of a new treatment train from Lake Travis. The proposed Phase 2 new deep water raw water intake and transmission delivery system will have an ultimate capacity of 145 MGD.
Design is scheduled for completion on August 31. Construction is scheduled to start in April 2022 and conclude in May 2027.
BCRUA has plans for a third phase of the project, which would further expand pumping and treatment capacity and is expected to begin in 2028.