Water

Friday, November 8, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Fighting zebra mussels to be costly

Zebra mussels, the tiny mollusks that have infested lakes from the Great Lakes to Lake Travis, have now proliferated in Lake Austin. “They’re on the docks and on the piers in the millions, maybe the billions,” according to Greg Meszaros,…

Friday, November 1, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Audit: City water employees misused positions

Two employees of Austin Water misused their positions to generate business for a plumbing business owned by one of the employees, according to an investigative report issued Thursday by the Office of the City Auditor.That business owner/city employee, Rodney King…

Friday, October 25, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Hays and Travis counties prioritize aquifer conservation

The Trinity Aquifer is the primary groundwater supply for Hill Country residents in both Hays and Travis counties. But as a natural resource, its freshwater supply is limited, even as populations continue to grow.Already, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District…

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Permit granted for annual extraction of 289 million gallons from Trinity Aquifer

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District granted a permit to Needmore Water LLC on Monday evening to pump up to 289,080,000 gallons of water per year from the Trinity Aquifer. According to the applicant, the water will be used for…

Friday, July 12, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

AW assures: Austin’s lead pipes pose little threat

In the wake of the drinking water scandal in Flint, Michigan, the issue of lead in drinking water has come to the forefront of the nation’s – and Austin’s – attention.Until July 9, Matt Cullen of Austin Water said neither…

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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