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So Close to Water, Yet So Far

South Travis subdivision trying to raise funds for water line

By Mike Kanin, Fri., Feb. 17, 2012

Las Lomitas residents at a meeting last fall to discuss the community's water problems
Las Lomitas residents at a meeting last fall to discuss the community's water problems
Photo by Jana Birchum

In November, the Chronicle profiled yet another rural Texas subdivision struggling to get connected to a water supply (see "Will the Well Run Dry for Las Lomitas?," Nov. 11, 2011). Neighborhood spokeswoman Ileana Riojas reports that a neighborhood association created by the Las Lomitas residents has since been meeting on the second Thursday of each month and has made some progress. She says the association has planned fundraisers to help with the situation: The first, a $6-a-plate barbecue, was held last Saturday. In addition, Riojas says the association will seek grant funding through the federal Community Devel­op­ment Block Grant program. The neighborhood estimates the total cost of connecting Las Lomitas' 31-family south Travis County community to the Creedmoor-Maha water system would be between $200,000 and $400,000.

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