Citizens say water pipeline is wasteful and costly

Last Updated by Patrick Driscoll on

To maintain and repair pipelines and meet an increased need for water, the San Antonio Water System says it needs a 142-mile water pipeline.

Many angry citizens told City Council last night that a rate hike needed to accomplish that is too much for them to bear.

If the Vista Ridge Pipeline project is approved, rate increases are estimated to rise about $3.90 per monthly customer bill in 2016 and another $4.37 in 2017, KSAT 12 News reported.

SAWS says the money would go to other projects as well.

A Texas A&M report, done for San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg, rated the controversial water pipeline project as high risk.

KSAT has posted the proposed rate adjustments online.

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