Austin City Council looks to postpone WTP4

29 July 2011

Issuing notice to proceed on the Water Treatment Plant 4 (WTP4) in Austin, Texas, has been brought to a halt by the City Council, which approved the measure in a 5-2 vote on Thursday afternoon.

The resolution directs the city manager to determine cost estimates of postponing construction on the plant for five and 10 years. These estimates are expected on or near August 18.

Part of the resolution includes an amendment that notices to proceed will be suspended until September 2, the day after the council expects to discuss the estimates.