The Water Control and Improvement District 10 broke ground in January 2017 on projects that are designed to increase water capacity and pressure, according to a Community Impact article. The projects are part of a $46 million bond package that residents passed in May 2015. In addition to the City of Westlake Hills, WCID 10 serves the areas in and around Rob Roy, Camelot, and Westwood off Bee Caves Road.
Many fire hydrants in this district operate with a flow of 500-1,000 gallons per minute, but in order to fight a fire, a flow rate of at least 1,500 gallons per minute is needed, with a goal of 2,000 gallons per minute. The projects will “add more robust water lines and modernize pump stations,” increasing both water capacity and pressure.
The most expensive project is the Bee Caves Road portion, which is underway with an estimated cost over $6 million. A “new spine” – a 16-inch pipe – for the water system will be placed into the Texas Department of Transportation’s extended right of way along Bee Caves Road.
Below are the expected timelines for the WCID 10 projects throughout the Westlake area:
- Bee Caves Road Timeline: January 2017 to December 2017
- Westwood Terrace Timeline: January 2017 to June 2017
- Flintridge Road Timeline: April 2017 to December 2017
- Redbud Trail Timeline: April 2017 to December 2017
- Skyline Drive/Nob Hill Circle Timeline: April 2017 to December 2017
- Yaupon Valley Road Timeline: April 2017 to December 2017
- Circle Ridge Drive Timeline: November 2017 to July 2018
- Old Stonehedge Street Timeline: November 2017 to July 2018
- Wildcat Hollow Timeline: November 2017 to July 2018
- Cousteau Lane Timeline: December 2017 to August 2018
Read the Community Impact article for additional information on each part of the project, as well as additional information on how the project may affect homeowners along these roadways.