Tag Archives: City of Austin Water and Wastewater Commission

Monday, March 30, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Water reports happier customers and over-budget expenses for first quarter

In a mixed start to the year, Austin Water reported expenses that were 14 percent above budget for the quarter and revenues that were 6.2 percent higher than projections.“We were above our (revenue) budget by $8.79 million,” Christina Romero, Austin…

Monday, December 16, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Over 60 roadway improvements require relocation of water and wastewater lines

At the Dec. 11 meeting of the Water and Wastewater Commission, Austin Water presented an update on the 65 active transportation improvement projects that necessitate the repositioning of water utility lines. Of those projects, 56 percent are in the planning…

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Commissioners: Water bills should be overseen by Austin Water

Following the water bill fiasco from last fall, Austin Energy and Austin Water teamed up on a working group to uncover the puzzling reasons behind the unusual spikes.Although the group started off with one question, Commissioner Mickey Maia reported back…

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite low water usage from Austinites, Austin Water continues to pay down debt

As it happens every year, Austin Water, the city-owned water and wastewater utility, is currently in the midst of planning its budget for the next fiscal year, which will also reflect an updated financial forecast until the year 2023.Although this…

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Water will not be raining down new rate increases in 2018

For the first time in 15 years, Austin Water Utility will not be increasing its rates. On Aug. 9, Austin Water presented its $614.8 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget proposal to the Water and Wastewater Commission for approval.Joseph Gonzales, the…

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Costly wastewater expansion gets OK

Only a few commissioners raised questions on various recommendations presented at the Water and Wastewater Commission’s regular meeting May 10. But when it came to the approval of interlocal agreements and costs related to the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater System…

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Committees fail to agree on Whisper Valley deal

A relatively small change in an agreement between the city and the developer of the Whisper Valley and Indian Hills Public Improvement Districts has failed to win approval from two committees charged with making such decisions and passing them on…

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Jack Craver

ZAP also suffers from lack of legal input, says commissioner

Planning Commissioners aren’t the only people at City Hall grumbling about the city law department.Jackie Goodman, a former mayoral candidate and former longtime Austin City Council member who is now vice chair of the Zoning and Platting Commission, said she…

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Developers propose brackish water for Decker Golf

In a major shift, Decker Lake Golf LLC representatives have proposed a new plan they say would not use reclaimed water to irrigate a PGA-class golf course proposed for Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.The company’s vice president, Warren Hayes, told…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Water/Wastewater recommends rate changes, again

The Water and Wastewater Commission has recommended that Council amend Austin Water Utility’s residential rates for 2015 in a way that staff says will cut an average user’s rates while raising them for more intensive users.Austin Water Assistant Director David…

Friday, September 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commissioner calls water rate increase misleading

As if there weren’t enough questions swirling around the tenuous adoption of new water rates for the city, one member of the Water and Wastewater Commission has struck out against what she calls a “years-long pattern of obscuring utility rate…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council votes to raise water impact fees to near maximum rate

Austin City Council members Thursday approved an immediate increase of impact fees for public infrastructure to just below the maximum allowable rate. Those are the fees that the Austin Water Utility assesses to help offset the cost of extending water and…

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