Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council to address water utility debt

Issuing and selling bonds, paying off debt and applying for state loans for the Austin Water utility will be up for discussion at City Council’s meeting Thursday.At their work session on Tuesday, Council members seemed generally supportive of the items,…

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council to consider new policy for high water bills

If City Council approves the idea, Austin Water customers who find themselves puzzled and/or outraged by a sudden unexplained jump in their water bills will have an additional way to appeal the bill and gain some relief.A resolution sponsored by…

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin asks TCEQ to change wastewater rules

On Tuesday, the city of Austin formally asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for help in correcting an uptick in permits that allow direct discharge of effluent into the region’s lakes, creeks and streams.In Texas, treated wastewater can be…

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Jack Craver

LCRA releases new plan to conserve water

Water is about to get more expensive for rice farmers in the Lower Colorado River Basin.That message appears to be the gist of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s new Drought Contingency Plan, which emphasizes conservation in response to the 2011-2015…

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Committee takes on water restrictions (again)

The battle over whether to loosen or make permanent some current water restrictions played out once again Wednesday at the City Council Public Utilities Committee, as Council Member Don Zimmerman questioned the intent of a recent public survey by Austin…

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Jack Craver

Water commissioners hear bad news about Pilot Knob

In another act in the ongoing drama over the Pilot Knob planned unit development, members of the Water and Wastewater Commission spent an hour-and-a-half Wednesday night trying to understand the implications of the controversial deal between the city and a…

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