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Ellen Bartel and Global Water Dances
Joining a global cause, choreographers invite Austin to the water's edge
"...Ellen Bartel is worried about privatization of clean water. Given the utterly intimate worries that have surfaced..."

June 23, 2017 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Then There's This: Water Talk Bubbles Forth
Exploring the unknown future of Austin's water supply
"...which there is increasing uncertainty at this juncture, it's water. Where will it come from? How much will we..."

May 16, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Ending the Water War
What if enviros and the city partnered on water conservation?
"...Stacked neatly at the Austin Water Utility are boxes and boxes of brochures about water..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Study Finds Pesticides Tainting U.S. Water Supply
Industry argues chemicals at safe drinking levels, activists worry about impact on wildlife
"...Toxic pesticides are finding their way into the nation's waterways and drinking-water supplies, according to a recently released U.S...."

March 17, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does
When you signed that petition, did you get to read the fine print?
"...the ballot either by public petition or direct council action, and as of this writing (in the first week..."

March 3, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Cool City: Water Utility Flows Green
Daryl Slusher hops from Austin Energy to Austin Water Utility to serve as first assistant director of environmental affairs and conservation
"...Can the Austin Water Utility – like its sister utility, Austin Energy –..."

May 25, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Anger at Water Plant Plan Boils Over
City planners and residents at odds over future use of Guerrero Park
"...opposed to city plans for a 30-acre, $227 million water treatment plant in the Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Ecology Action: Recycled by Zoning?
Neighboring 'cop shop' garage dissatisfied with EA's upkeep
"...After 10 years of operation, Ecology Action of Texas, the recycling drop-off center on the corner..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
"...swing vote on some controversial issues, most prominently the Water Treatment Plant No. 4 project and the settlement with..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does
Austin's success against sealants starts a trend
"...a highly sensationalized story – "Toxic chemicals taint Barton waters" – reporting the city's developing information about PAHs in..."

June 20, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Did SOS Matter?
The battle for Barton Springs has been a struggle over the soul of the city.
"...and bruised over expanded development in the Barton Creek watershed, and water quality in the creek and the Springs..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Fluoridation Survives
Zimmerman proposal to end city healthcare practice fails
"...Council Member Don Zimmerman to bring the issue of water fluoridation before the whole City Council died for lack..."

Aug. 19, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Point, Counterpoint
The debate over WTP4 goes to a public forum
"...Should Austin build a new water treatment plant to ensure the city's future water needs,..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

City Hall Hustle: Council Kix Pix to Click!
Music, water, and fusion in the air
"...at the Save Our Springs Alli­ance are saying about Water Treatment Plant No. 4, the city's decades-delayed plant slated..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Action Items
"...Clean Water Action will hold an Earth Day fundraiser on..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature

Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election
"...Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Clean Water Action, Dove Springs Proud, Education Austin, Friends of..."

Oct. 25, 2018 News Post

Big River
How healthy is Austin's Colorado River?
"...the 65-year-old Lower Colorado River Authority. There's plenty of water as far as the eye can see -- and..."

June 16, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
"...Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for enforcing the Clean Air Act and other federal law...."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Bounds, and The Perfect Man Contest directed by John McLean. Both films were shot using DV and, again, there..."

June 28, 2002 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...referred me to September 11. I responded that such actions had nothing to do with a threat to the..."

July 5, 2002 Column

The Showdown at Lick Creek
As once clear water runs dark, a community defends its natural heart
"...decline in value. About a mile upstream, at the headwaters of the east fork of Lick Creek, pollution discharging..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Then There's This: No Drought Here
So what if the lakes are half full – it rained, didn't it?
"...ago, during a City Council work session on Austin Water Utility's budget outlook, Mayor Lee Leffingwell raised the issue..."

July 27, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Preserving Planet Texas
Outdoor-loving Texans can thank the federal government for requiring the state to firm up its state parks planning over the next decade.
"...Wildlife Dept. released a draft of the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan, a 10-year strategy for..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...The Barton Creek watershed is the 120-square-mile area within which surface water drains..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

Post Marks
Park and Ride
"...paving over and polluting our most vulnerable and treasured water resource...."

Oct. 31, 1997 Column

Green Acres
Prop. 2 Seeks to Protect Water Quality - but at a Price
"...acres of undeveloped land to safeguard the quality of rainwater runoff into the Barton Springs zone of the Edwards..."

April 10, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Temple-Inland Reads the Writing on the Wall
The Fortune 500 firm abandons its SOS-busting, job-boosting plans
"...a not-so-compliant irrigation system, which is supposed to control stormwater runoff from the company's site. Jones and Wray captured..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Hydrilla, an invasive aquatic weed, is starting to choke Lake Austin.
"...appearance in Lake Austin, fears that hydrilla could jam water intakes that supply Austin homes have been compounded by..."

Feb. 25, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Naked City
"...• Here's the straight poop: Unless pooch-paraders clean up their act – and their pets' waste before..."

March 14, 2008 News Feature

"EcoNetwork" Launches Online Enviro Voters' Guide
Environmentalists can see where candidates stand
"...city does that don't have to do with our water, our trees, our energy, where we are with our..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Greg Harman

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