Austin is nearing the end of a three-year planning process on how to meet its water needs for the next 100 years. Taking advantage of local water supplies is much more protective of the environment – and people's pocketbooks-- than piping in water from other communities.
Clean Water Action Calls on TCEQ to Take Immediate Action to Protect the Residents of Corpus Christi
"This is a perfect example of what can happen when we don't put drinking water first,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “The TCEQ needs to get to the bottom of this ASAP and issue fines high enough to punish and to deter future incidents."
Clean Water Action is currently hiring field community organizers to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities.
Council Member Pool has been a champion for water conservation and renewable energy. She was a leader in the successful effort to persuade city leaders to invest in low-cost West Texas solar farms that will reduce Austin's dependence on fossil fuels, lower Austin Energy's water footprint, and help keep electric bills in check.