SAWS Environmental Lab:
A new 16,400 square foot environmental lab facility for the Dos Rios Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Environmental Laboratory combines three specialty labs; drinking water, quality control, so that technicians can gather in one location to focus their efforts. The lab is located on the south side, adjacent to SAWS’ Dos Rios Water Recycling Center and offers expanded state-of-the-art equipment dedicated to ensuring that San Antonio residents are being supplied the safest water possible. Like many SAWS buildings, the lab is environmentally friendly, harnessing air conditioning condensation to provide water to a pond behind the building. Xeriscape landscaping on the property was created by SAWS employee volunteers. Design by The Austin Company.