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San Antonio Water System denies claims by Central Texas water district that Vista Ridge water was wasted in Bexar County

A Central Texas groundwater conservation district that oversees pumping of water through a 142-mile pipeline has voiced concern about potential “waste” by the San Antonio Water System.

But SAWS officials maintain the roughly 580 million gallons discharged into local creek beds from mid-April to June 12 was put to “beneficial use” for testing and flushing of water mains and other equipment for the massive Vista Ridge pipeline, which began operating this year.

Read more from Scott Huddleston with San Antonio Express-News here.