VON ORMY– Construction of the Southwest Bexar Sewer Pipeline (SBSP) has reached Quesenberry Road in Von Ormy. The SBSP is approximately 32 miles of large diameter sewer pipeline (96 inch) which runs along the north side of the Medina River from a point in far west Bexar County to Dos Rios Water Recycling Center in southeast Bexar County.
SAWS’s master plan states that the SBSP will provide a backbone for service in the Far West and South sewersheds, ultimately capable of providing service to over a quarter of a million people.
Current plans do not include service for Von Ormy. The City has been on negotiation with SAWS to develop a financing mechanism to construct a sewer collection system for the city. The proximity of the SBSP to Von Ormy gives the city the option of providing sewer without constructing a treatment facility.
Actual construction of the first project segments began in late 2010. The entire pipeline is expected to enter service by December 2013.