WTP4, Austin Water’s newest water treatment plant is completed. The plant, which is located on Lake Travis, is capable of treating 50 million gallons a day (mgd) with room to expand to 300 mgd. This investment will add reliability by giving utility customers an additional plant that draws from Lake Travis instead of Lake Austin, save energy in serving the north and northwest Desired Development Zone, and provide for continuous service during shutdowns and repairs of Austin Water’s two other treatment plants and aging pump stations which are critical to getting water to customers. WTP4 featured an unprecedented environmental commissioning process that worked to protect the environment at every step of construction and into the future.
October 16, 2013