Groundbreaking planned for new Mustang Ridge, Texas water resource recovery facility

June 19, 2023
A new membrane bioreactor facility is expected to be operational in seven to nine months, with potable water available in 12 to 14 months.

Camino Real Utility LLC (CRU) is about to hold a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on a new water resource recovery facility to serve the City of Mustang Ridge, Texas.

The groundbreaking ceremony will occur at 4:00 p.m. on June 22. The facility is expected to be operational in seven to nine months, with potable water following in 12 to 14 months.

CRU is making a combined $75.7 million initial investment in this new water and water resource recovery system and has already undertaken engineering and major procurement.

Two years ago, CRU and Mustang Ridge created a public-private partnership to provide potable water, reuse water, and water resource recovery services to Mustang Ridge and the surrounding areas.

The facility will be a membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant. MBR plants produce superior-quality effluent that can be safely reused for any non-potable application, including human contact, or discharged into any waterway. The reuse or discharged water quality is usually higher than that found in the ambient ecosystem. CRU's new MBR facility will be able to serve the needs of thousands of homes and businesses for decades to come.