Small_map_of_area_2If so you may be interested in learning more about this project the city is getting underway with in the southwest area of Allandale –  Bull Creek Wastewater Improvements Project (part of the Gaston/Bull Creek/W. 25th wastewater project)

You are invited to attend an information briefing:
Thursday, August 15, 6 to 7 pm,
Northwest Recreation
2913 Northland Drive, Multi Purpose Room
Light refreshments will be served
RSPV to 684-3204/

Here is a description of the project. The map and invitation are

This project is in the bid and award phase to identify and
hire a contractor.  Construction on the overall project should begin late in
2007 and will be completed in late summer 2008. As you may know, the Austin
Clean Water Program is the City’s response to the Environmental Protection
Agency’s administrative order several years ago mandating that the City of
Austin eliminate sewer overflows or face fines of $27,500 per overflow per day.
The deadline to complete all projects city-wide is June 2009.  The project
described here is 1 of 100 projects either in design, under construction, or
complete in neighborhoods across the community.  To find out information on
projects currently under construction, please go to

scope is installation of approximately 1,400 linear feet of 8-inch wastewater
pipe, 8 manholes, 40 wastewater services, and 10 private lateral relocations.
The new wastewater lines will be installed within street right-of-way on Bull
Creek, Finley, and Oakmont immediately north of 45th Street, and will connect to
existing wastewater manholes located at intersections of the named streets and
45th Street.  These manholes were constructed as a part of the 45th Street
Reconstruction project that was completed in 2006. The upcoming ACWP
construction will not impact traffic or damage new pavement on 45th Street. The
contractor will store materials and equipment at the open field owned by the
State of Texas at the southeast corner of Bull Creek Road and W. 45th Street.
This 0.4-acre staging area will be fenced off, and access will be off of Bull
Creek Road adjacent to 44th Street.

This project will allow the City to
abandon an existing 6-inch line on Bull Creek and an existing 8-inch line
located within an easement on private property between Bull Creek and Chiappero.
Both lines are concrete pipe installed in the 1940s and have extreme
deterioration, with numerous locations where the pipe is cracked or broken.
Additionally, the 6-inch line is partially collapsed at its midpoint, and the
8-inch line has root intrusions, missing pipe, and a collapsed service

Crispin Ruiz.
Austin Clean Water