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Capital improvements to Seguin Water Plant ensures Clean Water for years to come

SEGUIN, Texas – Residents enjoy many public utility services from the City of Seguin including electricity, wastewater collection and treatment, and quality drinking water. These services are often taken for granted in our daily lives, but city leaders are taking steps to improve existing infrastructure to ensure these quality services continue to be available as our city grows and develops.

A current priority is upgrading facilities at the Seguin Water Plant and the Walnut Branch and Geronimo Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants. The city had one of the first modernized water and wastewater treatment plants in the state of Texas. Structures on the property date back to before the 1900s.

Now these facilities are undergoing more than 3.5 million dollars in improvements. The funds will be utilized to upgrade specific areas within the treatment plant(s) which have been in operation for many years. These improvements will ensure customers continue to receive the highest quality of water into the future; one such project will be the construction of a new circular thickener/clarifier basin which will replace a large basin that dates back to 1928, more than 87 years ago! The new basin will have an operational life far exceeding 100 years.

“The plan is to provide clean water more efficiently and a more cost effective process. The new additions will allow plant operators to produce potable water in variable water conditions,” said Emery Gallagher, Water Department Director, “Potable water is the term given to the water that meets drinking water standards.”

The contractor of the project is Matous Contractor, Ltd.

Click here to view the official news release.

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Pictured: Emery Gallagher, Water Plant Director

Posted by: Morgan Ash