Project Timeline

Project Timeline

1997-1998

    Trans-Texas Water Program Study conducted by HDR Engineering for the Texas Water Development Board identifies Volente area as potential site for raw water intake facility.

    Feasibility study titled “West Williamson County Regional Water System” conducted for LCRA and Cedar Park by HDR Engineering identifies Booth Circle as area adjacent to lakebed elevation needed for raw water intake facility.

    Volente landowners/developers begin discussions with Cedar Park regarding sale of water in exchange for access to area needed for future intake structure.

2001

    LCRA commissions Williamson County Water Supply Facilities Plan study. It identifies Booth Circle as potential location for deep-water intake structure.

2003

    Village of Volente is incorporated and MUD is created.

    Cedar Park’s engineer, HDR, working with Volente MUD developers and their engineers identify site on Booth Circle which Volente developers propose to obtain an easement for the intake facility.

2004

    Volente developers secure needed signatures for easement on Booth Circle site and inform Cedar Park that a copy of the original easement will be handed over once the water agreement is reached.

2005

    Lake Travis Regional Water Supply Study commissioned by the City of Round Rock determines most cost effective way to access Lake Travis water is to partner with the city of Cedar Park and/or LCRA to create a regional treatment and delivery system.

    Round Rock and Cedar Park begin discussions on a regional water system. LCRA joins descussions on behalf of Leander.

    Round Rock, Cedar Park, and LCRA hire HDR to prepare Preliminary Engineering Report (PER)

2006

    Round Rock, Leander and Cedar Park begin negotiations with LCRA to plan, construct, own, operate, and manage a new regional water system for the cities’ long-term needs.

    LCRA, with the assistance of Round Rock and Cedar Park, select engineering consultants for the preliminary design of the regional water system.

    Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Leander decide to move forward on an independent partnership without LCRA. Partnership designated as Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority.

2007

    PER completed. Work on Preliminary Design Report (PDR) begins. Phase 1 of project to include temporary floating intake structure at Cedar Park’s existing treatment plant on Lake Travis, a new raw water pipeline to a new treatment plant in Cedar Park and a new treated water transmission line. Phase 2A to include construction of deep-water intake and raw water pipeline from intake site to plant.

    PDR completed – recommends Volente site for deep-water intake and pipeline route to the northeast within the Trails End Road ROW.

    Cedar Park City Council approves acceptance of easement for deep-water intake site to be assigned to the regional system once the water agreement with Volente developers is complete.

2007-2008

    Cities begin public involvement process. Input sought on proposed intake site, pipeline route, and treatment plant. Discussions to include alternate sites and routes for the project, design of facilities, and mitigation for construction impacts.

2009

    Construction for Phase 1 facilities begins.

2010

    Final design of Phase 2A facilities – deep-water intake and raw water pipeline.

    Construction of Phase 2A facilities expected to begin.

2011

    Treatment plant expected to be online – will have initial capacity of about 30 million gallons of water (mgd) per day, and ultimate capacity of 106 mgd.

2012

    Phase 1 construction expected to be complete – will include temporary, floating raw water intake structure at Cedar Park’s current plant, a raw water pipeline to the new water treatment plant, and a new treated water transmission pipeline.

2013-2016

    Phase 2A construction expected to begin – will include deep-water intake structure and raw water pipeline from the intake to the new Cedar Park treatment plant. Deep-water structure to have ultimate capacity of 142 mgd.

2016

    Phase 2B – Expansion of treatment plant expected to be needed.

2028

    Phase 3 expected to begin.