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Round Rock $224.8 Million Water Project Brushy Creek Utility

Round Rock-Area Water Project To Cost $224.8 Million—Funded by Development Impact Fees

The city has been mulling over the idea for 15 years, and now the Round Rock City Council has approved a massive infrastructure project that will give them an assured water supply for years to come, even during dry years. Brushy Creek Utilities Director Michael Thune sounded relieved, “This project will enable Round Rock to meet the growing demands of our community for years to come. This will be a reliable source of water under drought conditions.” The project will construct a water intake from Lake Travis and deliver the water by gravity to a new, high-capacity pumping station.

Contracts were awarded to Thalle Construction and SAK Construction. The project will not require a tax increase or more debt. It will be paid mostly through impact fees generated by new development.

Construction on the project is expected to begin later this summer and take approximately five years.


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