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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Project Catalyst and Country Club Creek Trail: An ‘inopportune’ overlap

At the same meeting of the Environmental Commission where citizens aired their concerns about the Northern Walnut Creek Trail, commissioners had questions about the Country Club Creek Trail off of Riverside Drive.Commissioners wanted to know how plans for the Country…

Monday, April 8, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Public expresses concern about Urban Trails causing erosion

In 2014, the city of Austin approved an Urban Trails Master Plan that laid out the path forward to construct 300 miles of non-motorized trails throughout the city. Five years later, construction is well underway, but community members have raised…

Monday, March 25, 2019 by Jack Craver

Contractors cry foul over changes to Austin Energy’s weatherization program

Why is Austin Energy spending so much less on its weatherization program than in the past? The answer depends on whom you ask.In the 2017 fiscal year, the utility spent $1.6 million on a long-standing program that offers free weatherization…

Monday, March 4, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City electric water heating restrictions not plugged in to affordability, climate reality

The Joint Sustainability Committee is asking the city to reconsider an outdated prohibition on electric water heating as part of the upcoming code rewrite process. The committee passed a resolution Feb. 27 claiming the prohibition is a barrier to affordability…

Friday, March 1, 2019 by Jo Clifton

TCEQ OKs Dripping Springs discharge permit

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued a wastewater discharge permit to Dripping Springs on Wednesday, giving the city authority to expand its existing wastewater plant and discharge up to 822,500 gallons of effluent per day into Onion Creek. However,…

Monday, February 25, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Water touts water conservation efforts

Despite Austin’s consistent growth and the city demographer’s prediction that city utilities will need to serve 4 million residents in the next 100 years, Austin Water feels confident that its facilities are up to the challenge.In terms of today’s water…

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