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…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Tyler Whitson

Council members react to water meter audit

Although Austin Water and Austin Energy staff said at a City Council Public Utilities Committee meeting Wednesday that recent audits found the city’s water billing system to be accurate, the Council members who sit on that body said they still…

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

LCRA lowers water rate for cities, municipalities

The Lower Colorado River Authority is “making it rain” – savings, that is.The river authority’s board of directors approved a proposal on Wednesday to lower water rates for “firm” customers, typically cities and municipalities in Central Texas, starting in January.The…

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