Water

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Groundwater with BSEACD’s John Dupnik

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District General Manager John Dupnik joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk groundwater, groundwater policy, and much more.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

TCEQ upholds lake release limits

Despite recent wet weather, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality affirmed an emergency order Wednesday that extends limits on downstream releases from lakes Travis and Buchanan. The move comes in response to a request from the Lower Colorado River Authority…

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Austin involved in two battles over water rates

The Austin Water Utility is engaged in two different battles over water rates. One fight is with wholesale water and wastewater customers who have challenged rates adopted by City Council in 2013. According to AWU Assistant Director David Anders, this…

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

Central Texas not drought-free yet

Staff with the Lower Colorado River Authority may have breathed a sigh of relief after May’s record-breaking rainfalls, but they’re not considering the area drought-free just yet. At the LCRA meeting Wednesday, experts provided an overview of possible weather expectations for the next…

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to consider settling with WTP 4 contractors

After years of public discussion and argument, the city built Water Treatment Plant 4 and it began operating six months ago with little fanfare. There is just one piece of business remaining for completion of the plant and its financing.…

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

Conservation District preps for annexation

With two major bills pending in Texas’ legislative session, officials with the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District discussed a potentially rushed timeline at their regular meeting Thursday. In March, legislators put forward House Bill 3405 and Senate Bill 1440 to…

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