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Water funds proposition gets a vigorous yes from voters as…

Now the work on real water projects begins … Continue reading

Yes, it rained … but we still need Proposition 6!

… this week’s weather did almost nothing to help the water supply for most of Austin and Travis County. Continue reading

Support Water — Vote FOR Proposition 6

Some of you know that I have invested time over the past two years with ABoR Government Affairs, aimed at getting the Texas Water Plan funded. The time has come, and I am writing to encourage your vote FOR Proposition 6 on the November 5, 2013 ballot. (Or sooner … early voting begins on 10/21.) Continue reading

Who Cares About Water?

A post from friends at H2O4Texas Continue reading

Capitol Water Forum — comments from H2O4Texas

The “Financing The Solution” water forum at the Texas Capitol yesterday drew an overflow crowd and enthusiastic response. I have written hear before about water and this forum. It will prove to be an important step toward getting the Texas Water Plan funded in this legislative session. Continue reading

Welcome the rain, but don’t forget the drought!

The Texas legislature only meets every two years. With two years or less of our water in storage at this point, this Legislative session is the time for action. Please attend next week’s Water Forum if you can, and help to spread the word on this issue and this Forum. Continue reading

Water — this is a non-partisan issue

What if Apple and Samsung had decided in recent months and years that they couldn’t trust Central Texas to provide the infrastructure necessary to support their growth? What if the next AMD or Motorola or GM makes that decision and moves somewhere else instead? What if growth continues, but builders can’t get building permits? Those are all real possibilities unless we take action now, during this Legislative session. Continue reading

Update on regional water issues

It is encouraging that funding mechanisms for water infrastructure and the Texas State Water Plan are getting attention in preparation for the legislative session than opens in January. One prominent leader proposes what sounds like a very sensible use of dollars that are already in-hand. Continue reading

Another quick look at Austin’s water supply

There is less water in the lakes today than we used in 2011. There are legitimate discussions to be had about how funding of the State Water Plan should be done, but it must be done during this legislative session Continue reading