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Wastewater project could impact trail and disc golf users

SEGUIN, Texas – The latest city project could impact Pecan Bottom Trail and disc golf course users in Max Starcke Park East. Construction is expected to begin on Monday, August 6th to install a wastewater force main from the Stockdale Highway Bridge to the Walnut Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant (see attached map). This will be a temporary inconvenience for park users.

Click here to view map of possible impacts to trail and disc golf course.

“Usually wastewater moves downhill using gravity to a wastewater plant. For this project, we are moving wastewater from our new Pecan Orchard Lift Station located on the south side of the river against gravity up to the Walnut Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant on the north side of the park,” said David Rabago, Utilities Engineer.

The project requires the contractor to bore under Walnut Creek on the east side of the park (see attached map) that could affect trail-users for about a month. In addition, crews will be trenching to install pipe in small sections at a time that will impact the trail, disc golfers, and access to the large pavilion and The Point along River Drive East for approximately 2-3 months. 

The park, hike and bike trail and disc golf course will stay open during construction, but there could be some minor inconveniences for park users during the project.  If you see construction fencing while playing disc golf, walking, jogging, or riding a bike in Max Starcke Park east, just simply go around the construction fencing in the grass.  Any road closures in the area will be limited to a couple of days. 

The project is expected to be completed this November (weather permitting). For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department Office at (830) 401-2480. ###
wastewater force main through park map