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Old 07-25-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Usually CPS builds these things to give us better reliability. It is my understanding that the substation across from Adams Hill and Westbury floods when it rains and knocks out the power. I used to live in Rainbow Hills. Is there a better place to put the substation, but give us reliable power?
How about on the West side of Ellison?
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Guess someone called WOAI on this!
Neighbors Angry at CPS Energy's Plans | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Interesting, I told tekka-maki the same thing in a PM. Even though the current substation is in a flood plain, it has been there a LONG time with no problems. You would have to have a TD park over it to flood it out...of course, it would flood out other sub-stations as well. If they're worried, why not build a 10 foot concrete wall around it?
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Interesting, I told tekka-maki the same thing in a PM. Even though the current substation is in a flood plain, it has been there a LONG time with no problems. You would have to have a TD park over it to flood it out...of course, it would flood out other sub-stations as well. If they're worried, why not build a 10 foot concrete wall around it?
Because that would hold the rainwater in??

I don't necessarily agree with where they want to move it to, but I do commend CPS on being proactive about moving it out of the flood plain. Of course, it can be argued that they never should have put it there in the first place, but I don't know the history of it. Maybe it wasn't previously a flood plain. In any case, we can sit here now and say "it's never flooded before", but the first time it does flood and causes problems, everyone will say "why didn't they move it before?"
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Because that would hold the rainwater in??

I don't necessarily agree with where they want to move it to, but I do commend CPS on being proactive about moving it out of the flood plain. Of course, it can be argued that they never should have put it there in the first place, but I don't know the history of it. Maybe it wasn't previously a flood plain. In any case, we can sit here now and say "it's never flooded before", but the first time it does flood and causes problems, everyone will say "why didn't they move it before?"
Cute retort. Ever hear of water pumps? Next time try giving suggestions instead of rationalizing CPS actions.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Cute retort. Ever hear of water pumps? Next time try giving suggestions instead of rationalizing CPS actions.
I thought I did, at least by inference. You need to calm down a bit and understand what a smiley-face means.
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