Groundbreaking on Lake Alan Henry Pipeline Project - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/23/10

Groundbreaking on Lake Alan Henry Pipeline Project

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In just two years, City officials say Lubbock will be out of water. But that doesn't sound so threatening anymore, now that officials have broken ground on the Lake Alan Henry Pipeline Project.

City officials were on hand in Garza County Tuesday morning for the first official stage of the massive water project. The pipeline is expected to be completed by June of 2012, when Lake Meredith is expected to be completely unusable.

The pipeline will eventually carry water to a new water treatment plant, which will be built just south of Lubbock.

"Probably in 20 or 30 years there will be a need to expand the water treatment plant to treat more water, but that's a good problem to have. People 20 to 30 years from now will be very pleased that we did the advanced planning to have that water available," says Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin.

Mayor Martin estimates the pipeline project will be completed for about 165 million dollars, which will be about 85 million under budget.

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