Performer Matches: Knife in the Water, Water the Dog
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Water Fall
Between Austin Water's conservation goals and its execution ... lies a shadow
"...know him would surely guess – working on his water report: a critical analysis, characteristically unsparing in detail, of..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

Dumping the Water Pump
Should Austin's conservation success forestall WTP 4?
"...Somehow Austin just can't stop fighting over Water Treatment Plant No. 4...."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Beside the Point: Trust Us, We're the Water Utility
AWU's vows to deliver on WTP4 and conservation just don't wash
"...that would begin excavation of a pump station for Water Treatment Plant No. 4. The vote marks a crucial..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Column by Nora Ankrum

Then There's This: The Irony of Conservation
Austin's water-saving habits will delay need for WTP4
"...Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszar­os dreams of a day when..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

City Hall Hustle: Water on the Brain
Council wades into the conservation wetlands
"...Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros, there to deliver an update..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Then There's This: Saving Water From Ourselves
Task force urges 'aggressive' conservation and reuse strategies
"...a draft report containing far-reaching recommendations for ensuring Austin's water future...."

July 4, 2014 News Column

City Hall Hustle: The Magic Water Bullet
What water do we need, and when do we need it?
"...If the recent City Council presentation on the conspiracy-steeped Water Treatment Plant No. 4 was the municipal equivalent of..."

July 31, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Hays County Water War
Private drilling threatens local water supplies
"...County are reaching the state Capitol, reverberating over a groundwater well project that opponents say could draw more water..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Austin Water Utility Progress
Cutting greenhouse-gas emissions
"...Every gallon of water used, treated, and pumped in Austin means energy get..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Saving Water, One House at a Time
Environmental Texas begins Prop. 6 education campaign
"...campaign to build public support and increased involvement for water conservation. The campaign kick-off coincides with the opening of..."

June 20, 2014 News Post by Lizzie Jespersen

Austin Needs a 'Conservation First' Policy With Water
"...a billion dollars (of our money) on a new water treatment plant at the same time the city is..."

June 10, 2008 Postmarks

Nature's Water Clinic
Drought Has San Antonio Over a Pump
"...Know some water-loving Californians thinking about moving here? Invite them for a..."

July 26, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Leak No More: Paul Robbins on Austin Water
New report criticizes Austin Water's conservation efforts
"..."Read It and Leak" – deeply critical of city water utility Austin Water's current conservation efforts. Robbins has been..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Be Water Wise
You can play a role in holding off the need for a new water treatement plant
"...are presumably savvy enough to get ahead of the water-conservation curve – no need to wait for new, improved..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

RECA Gets a Splash of Cold Water
LCRA proposes aggressive conservation measures for these drought-ridden times
"...not the same as wants" when it comes to water use, warned Tom Mason, general manager of the Lower..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Hays Water War Update
Pending reg bill sparks hope for Hays County water advocates
"...Aquifer in Hays County under the protection of a groundwater conservation district. Last Friday, advocates got some good news...."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

New Water Treatment Plant Is a Boondoggle
"...Dear Editor, Katherine Gregor’s article on the Austin Water Utility and Austin environmental advocacy groups doesn’t mention the..."

Sept. 16, 2009 Postmarks

Conservation: How We're Doing
A progress report on the city's water-saving initiatives
"...expected to save up to 32 million gallons of water a day during peak watering season over the next..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Leffingwell Has Failed To Lead on Water
"...campaign leads with the incumbent’s claims that he supported water conservation and the “expansion” of the Save Our Springs..."

April 17, 2012 Postmarks

City Hall Hustle: Hell or High Water
WTP4 opposition increasing – and increasingly not on the same page
"...With a monster municipal issue like Water Treatment Plant No. 4, not everyone's going to be..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Forecast Calls for Conservation
Stage 2 watering restrictions are now in effect
"...Travis and Lake Buchanan – drawn upon by Austin Water Utility...."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Well of Controversy: Water Hogs Threaten Farm
Water shortage in East Travis County growth corridor threatens Tecolote Farm
"...and meteorological – doesn't change soon. The farm needs water, and when it doesn't come from the hot skies,..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Hays County Water War Continues
Lawsuits and legislation address water regulation
"...LLC, from pumping more than 5 million gallons of water a day from a currently unregulated area of the..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Vicki Wolf

Water Leadership Encouraged
"...I urge you to take a strong stance on water conservation. Austin is one of the greenest cities in..."

May 26, 2009 Postmarks

Drought Prompts Call for Conservation
With Lake Travis and Barton Springs hit hard by the drought, the call for more conservation funding grows louder
"...Citing low levels of water in Lake Travis that discouraged Fourth of July weekend..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Common Law: Austin Summer Water Restrictions
" But my neighbor told me that Austin imposes water restrictions and that I'm watering too much. Are there..."

June 8, 2012 Column by Luke Ellis

Have Your Water and Drink It Too
Can the state save water and money at the same time?
"...thinks he's come up with a way to promote water conservation in Texas without requiring the state to spend..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Council Flushes WTP4; Water Plant Iced for Year (Updated)
Looks like the controversial water plant is circling the drain.
"...Item 35 today – the exploration of a regional water plant for Austin and her surrounding cities – is..."

Aug. 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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