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New Vista Ridge pipeline water could delay start of water restrictions

“Because we are using less of the Edwards’ water, that maybe takes some stress off the Edwards. Maybe it drops less quickly,” Gus says. “And maybe we’re a little less likely to hit the trigger. It does help us out in that regard.”

That’s what aquifer officials hope occurs. The 142-mile pipeline from Burleson County, is supposed to supply 20 percent of the area’s water needs. Cost of the project has been pegged at nearly $3 billion.

Read more from Jim Lefko with Fox San Antonio here.