LCRA: Lots of water for sale

In the latest sign of the drought’s ebbing, two top officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority met with Hays County commissioners to deliver a simple message: They have spare water for sale — lots of it.

The river authority, which oversees the doling out of water from lakes Travis and Buchanan, the chief reservoirs for Central Texas, has enough unreserved water to meet the washing, bathing, drinking and watering needs of roughly 230,000 households, even during a repeat of dire drought conditions.

“LCRA is in the water-selling business,” LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson told Hays County commissioners Tuesday in an open workshop… Read full article from the Austin American Statesman