While West Lake Hills Mayor Dave Claunch and fire department officials insist that fire flows from hydrants in several areas of the city are not adequate to protect homes, it remains to be seen where funds will come from to improve the water system.
Travis County Water District 10 recently released the results of its feasibility study with cost estimates on upgrading the city’s hydrant system including widening existing pipe and adding pump stations. Water District 10 focused its study on the cost of upgrading 11 hydrants, spread over four different areas of West Lake Hills with the lowest fire flows. Upgrading those 11 hydrants would cost an estimated $18.2 million.
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