2010 Water Conservation News

December 16, 2010 Water Conservation Council to continue and loan offered for Bastrop area water Sunset Advisory Commission chair Glenn Hegar opted on Thursday to withdraw a suggestion that the state Water Conservation Advisory Council be abolished. Read full Statesman.com article here. December 15, 2010 Will state abolish water conservation council? The Sunset Advisory Commission could decide on Thursday that the Legislature ought to abolish the Water Conservation Advisory Council to save some money. Read full Statesman.com article here. April…

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2010 Rainwater Harvesting News

October 26, 2010 Commissioners agree to keep rainwater rules for subdivisions flexible – for now A public hearing on new development rules drew only two speakers, both supportive of a proposal in the new rules that would allow subdivisions that rely on rainwater collection to provide potable water. Read full Boerne Star article here. August 20, 2010 Rainwater Revival announces speaker and live music line-up The Rainwater Revival today announced the speaker and live music line-up for this outdoor festival…

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2010 Groundwater News

November 17, 2010 Will Water Rights Be on the Legislature’s Agenda? Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water. Observers say legislative proposals on groundwater rights are probable, given that Texas is just wrapping up a controversial process for planning the allocation of water from aquifers, while environmentalists will be pushing more measures for water conservation. Read more from the…

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2010 Drought News

December 17, 2010 Central Texas in drought again Scarcely a year after one drought ended, another has gripped Central Texas. Parts or all of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties are in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a federally funded service that tracks conditions across the country. Read full Statesman.com article here. December 9, 2010 Experts fear Texas heading into another drought State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon told the Houston Chronicle that continuing dry weather is…

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2010 Rainwater News

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October 26, 2010 Commissioners agree to keep rainwater rules for subdivisions flexible – for now A public hearing on new development rules drew only two speakers, both supportive of a proposal in the new rules that would allow subdivisions that rely on rainwater collection to provide potable water. Read full Boerne Star article here. August 20, 2010 Rainwater Revival announces speaker and live music line-up The Rainwater Revival today announced the speaker and live music line-up for this outdoor festival created…

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2010 Drought News

December 17, 2010 Central Texas in drought again Scarcely a year after one drought ended, another has gripped Central Texas. Parts or all of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties are in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a federally funded service that tracks conditions across the country. Read full Statesman.com article here. December 9, 2010 Experts fear Texas heading into another drought State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon told the Houston Chronicle that continuing dry weather is likely…

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2010 Groundwater News

November 17, 2010 Will Water Rights Be on the Legislature’s Agenda? Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water. Observers say legislative proposals on groundwater rights are probable, given that Texas is just wrapping up a controversial process for planning the allocation of water from aquifers, while environmentalists will be pushing more measures for water conservation. Read more from the…

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2010 Drought News

December 17, 2010 Central Texas in drought again Scarcely a year after one drought ended, another has gripped Central Texas. Parts or all of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties are in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a federally funded service that tracks conditions across the country. Read full Statesman.com article here. December 9, 2010 Experts fear Texas heading into another drought State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon told the Houston Chronicle that continuing dry weather is likely…

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2009 Water Quality News

December 30, 2009 TCEQ public hearing this Thursday, Jan 4th at 7pm – Wastewater discharge into Lake Travis The Protect Lake Travis Association newsletter covers all the details. Concerned landowners, lake business owners and residents should attend and make comments. Read more here. December 16, 2009 Protecting Lake Travis PLTA is an all volunteer, very effective organization working for a healthy Lake Travis. Read their latest newsletter which provides updates about the threats of discharge into the Highland Lakes. Join…

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2009 Water Planning News

November 19, 2009 State environmental agency rejects request to repeal discharge ban The state environmental office Wednesday denied a request to repeal a ban on the discharge of treated wastewater into the Highland Lakes, which serve as the prime recreation and water supply reservoirs in Central Texas. The decision, made at a meeting of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, ends a public policy discussion that boiled down to water quality versus water quantity. Read full Statesman.com article here. October…

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