The City of Austin is planning for the future… and it needs your help. Our city’s water utility, Austin Water, is currently in the process of developing Water Forward, a 100-year plan that will ensure that Austin has a diversified, sustainable, and resilient water future into the next century.
So how can you get involved?
Join Austin Water at one of their Summer Series events. The Austin Water team will be out in all ten Council Districts this summer to share more about Water Forward and listen to you!
And what’s the summer without water and popsicles? Please enjoy a cool treat at every location.
More about Water Forward
Why do we need a plan?
Currently all of our drinking water comes from one source – the Highland Lakes, which are fed by the Colorado River. During our last drought, the lakes dipped to dangerously low levels and according to studies, climate change will likely only lead to more prolonged droughts.
So far, our community has already taken conservation very seriously. As Austin Water reports, water use today is about the same as it was in the late 1990s, despite the fact that Austin is now home to about 300,000 more people. With the Water Forward plan, Austin Water hopes to continue this culture of conservation into the future, while looking for new and innovative water supply sources and conservation measures. More info>>
– – EVENTS – –
Visit us at any of the events listed below. *Children’s activities will be available. Must be accompanied by an adult.
SAT 7/8 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Southeast Branch Library – District 2
SAT 7/15 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Milwood Branch Library -District 7
MON 7/17 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library – District 6
WED 7/19 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Twin Oaks Branch Library – District 9
SAT 7/22 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Little Walnut Creek Branch Library – District 4
SAT 7/29 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ruiz Branch Library – District 3
MON 7/31 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Old Quarry Branch Library – District 10
SAT 8/5 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hampton Branch Library -District 8
TUE 8/8 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Manchaca Branch Library – District 5
SAT 8/12 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Windsor Park Branch Library – District 1
– – MORE INFORMATION – –
For more information about Water Forward and to sign up for our electronic newsletter, visit www.austintexas.gov/