San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) downtown sewer infrastructure cleaning efforts are almost complete. Crews have completed Phases 1 – 4 and 6, putting them more than a week ahead of schedule.
Alamo St. between Commerce and Market streets will remain closed to northbound traffic for this final phase of the project. Northbound traffic on Market St. will be detoured to Bowie St. The full project is scheduled to be complete on Feb. 22.
Phase 5: Feb 18 – Feb 22*
• Feb. 18-22: All North Bound Lanes on Alamo St. will continue to be closed from Market to Commerce Streets during this phase of the project.
• Feb. 19-22: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
• Feb. 22: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed.
• Feb. 22: Phase 5 and project complete
*Note: All dates are approximate and may change.
Six phases of work are scheduled as follows:
Phase 1: Feb.1-3, Commerce and Alamo Streets (Complete)
Phase 2: Feb. 3-5, Commerce, Alamo and Losoya Streets (Complete)
Phase 3: Feb. 5-6, Alamo St. (Complete)
Phase 6: Feb. 6-12, Commerce St. (Complete)
Phase 4: Feb. 16-18, Alamo St. (Complete)
Phase 5: Feb. 18-22, Alamo St. (In progress)
While the work on the downtown sewer lines will cause traffic delays, businesses and residents in the area can be assured that the sewer lines they depend on have been inspected and cleaned reducing the likelihood of sewage backups and spills. SAWS is under a consent decree with the EPA that mandates the inspection and cleaning of sewer lines in areas around the city.
More information on the project is available at saws.org/downtown.
Since 1992, San Antonio Water System has been a leader in innovative water management strategies, making San Antonio water’s most resourceful city. Water and wastewater services are provided to more than one million consumers in the San Antonio region. For more information, visit saws.org.