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File #: 19-7151   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/31/2019
Posting Language: Resolution consenting to, with certain conditions, the application of South Central Water Company’s sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity amendment to the Public Utilities Commission. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. SAWS Dual CCN Board Resolution, 2. Service Agreement, 3. Draft Resolution.pdf, 4. Resolution 2019-10-31-0061R
DEPARTMENT:
Finance
DEPARTMENT HEAD:
Troy Elliot, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED:
City Wide
SUBJECT:
Dual-Use CCN Application Consent
SUMMARY:
South Central Water Systems (SCWS) has requested consent from the City of San Antonio (City) to apply for a Dual-Use Sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC). San Antonio Water System (SAWS) staff has conducted an analysis of the request working with SCWS and recommends that the City agree to the consent request. The SAWS Board also passed a resolution indicating their support of the Dual-Use CCN. The Board resolution and the service agreement, which includes a map of the area, are included as attachments.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
SCWS has requested consent from the City to apply for a Sewer CCN with the PUC. The CCN would apply to two tracts of land located in Comal County as described in the service agreement attached: the Continental tract and the TAW tract. The tracts are located within the SAWS Sewer CCN and within the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The Continental Tract is located in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. The TAW Tract is located within the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone. Continental Homes is developing a new residential development to be known as The Reserve at Copper Canyon in Comal County ("Continental Property") and TAW intends to develop or sell the TAW Property for commercial development purposes (collectively, the "Development"). Section 13.245 of the Texas Water Code requires consent from a city with a population of 500,000 or more prior to PUC granting a CCN within the ETJ of the city. As a condition of the consent, the city can require that all sewer facilities be designed and constructed in accordance with the municipality's standards for facilities.
Over the course of the past year, SAWS staff has worked directly with SCWS staff discussing various options relating to the developmen...

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