You’re Invited: Drought Planning Meeting

You’re Invited: Drought Planning Meeting

THESE MEETINGS HAVE PASSED. PLEASE SEE CURRENT DROUGHT CONTINGENY PLAN FOR CURRENT WATERING RESTRICTIONS. In preparation for another hot summer through a persistent drought, Lakeway MUD will host a watering restrictions update planning meeting for the public on Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center located…

Wildfires: Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!

Wildfires: Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!

Dustin Dunn, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, LTFR Prevention DivisionLMUD Open House presentation, October 20, 2023 There is a national severe misunderstanding of how and why wildfires impact certain communities. People assume it’s like a tsunami that just sweeps through and destroys the whole neighborhood, but that’s not how it works; with our current understanding of structure…

Breaking Lawn Addictions

Breaking Lawn Addictions

Louise Placek, Native Plant Society of TexasLMUD Open House presentation, October 19, 2023 When it comes to altering our environment, lawns are king. Lawn (turf) grass is the most irrigated plant in the United States, but provides the least ecological habitat potential. It’s also big business with millions of pounds of fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides…

Hydrology: Groundwater and Wells

Hydrology: Groundwater and Wells

Lane Cockrell, Southwestern Travis County GCDLMUD Open House presentation, October 19, 2023 Lakeway MUD is a surface-water supplier, pulling our raw water exclusively from Lake Travis. However, all water is connected (aquifers feed springs and creeks that become our rivers and lakes) so we invited Lane Cockrell, a hydrogeologist and general manager for the Southwestern…

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Corporal Cindy Lopez, Lakeway Police DepartmentLMUD Open House presentation, October 18, 2023 In October 2018, Lakeway City Park was under water. It seems like a far cry from where we are today, but that’s Texas for ya: if you don’t like the weather, it might change in 5 minutes. Right now there may be a…

Bring Your Landscape to Life with Texas Native Plants

Bring Your Landscape to Life with Texas Native Plants

Haeley Giambalvo, Native Plant Society of TexasLMUD Open House presentation, October 17, 2023 The third week of October is officially recognized as Texas Native Plant Week to highlight the important role native plants play in conservation. Fall is the best time to plant native perennials so they can develop their root system over the winter…

“Will it rain again? An Update to the Fall and Winter 2023 Forecast

“Will it rain again? An Update to the Fall and Winter 2023 Forecast

Paul Yura, National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio TXLMUD Open House presentation, October 16, 2023 It’s obviously going to rain again. The question is when and how much. When compared to other states, Texas, by far, has the highest number of billion-dollar weather events: We encourage you to sign up and pay attention to the National…

Open House: Oct. 16 – 20, Conversation Starters at 10am and 2pm Daily

Open House: Oct. 16 – 20, Conversation Starters at 10am and 2pm Daily

Stop in any day this week! We’d love to meet with you in person. Our Open House is happening at our district office (1097 Lohmans Crossing) and open every day this week (October 16 – 20, 2023) from 8am – 5pm, closed noon-1pm for lunch. Conversation Starters from experts in their field on various water-related…

City of Lakeway Announces Feb. 25, 2022 as ‘Jerry Hietpas Day’

City of Lakeway Announces Feb. 25, 2022 as ‘Jerry Hietpas Day’

In honor of 17 years of service and dedication to the community of Lakeway, Mayor Kilgore announced in a proclamation at the city council meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 that Friday, February 25, 2022 is ‘Jerry Hietpas Day.’ Hietpas has served on the Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) Board since being appointed in December…

Lakeway Heritage Committee Presents Lakeway Historical Marker to LMUD

Lakeway Heritage Committee Presents Lakeway Historical Marker to LMUD

On February 12, 2020 Lakeway MUD (LMUD) unveiled the Lakeway Historical Marker that was recently installed at their district office, located at 1097 Lohmans Crossing. The event was attended by the MUD’s current Board of Directors members and department managers as well as select Lakeway staff, council members, and Heritage Committee members. Speakers included Board…

Presentation Summary: 48 Years of Lakeway MUD…and Beyond

Presentation Summary: 48 Years of Lakeway MUD…and Beyond

Once a week, the gentlemen of the Lakeway community are invited to attend the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club, held every Wednesday starting at 7:00am in the Lakeway Activity Center. Attendees engage in conversation while enjoying the provided beverages and light breakfast. Starting at 8:00am the group brings in a different speaker each week, presenting on…

Galloping Gourmets Annual Thank You Luncheon Pays Tribute to Community Public Servants

Galloping Gourmets Annual Thank You Luncheon Pays Tribute to Community Public Servants

Lakeway MUD (LMUD) is privileged to be served by the gracious members of the Galloping Gourmets during their annual “thank you luncheon,” held this year on May 3 at the Lakeway Activity Center. Each year, this group of women, a special interest group within the Women’s Club of Greater Lakeway, prepares and serves a homecooked…

You’re Invited: Drought Planning Meeting

You’re Invited: Drought Planning Meeting

THESE MEETINGS HAVE PASSED. PLEASE SEE CURRENT DROUGHT CONTINGENY PLAN FOR CURRENT WATERING RESTRICTIONS. In preparation for another hot summer through a persistent drought, Lakeway MUD will host a watering restrictions update planning meeting for the public on Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center located...
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A Beloved Annual Tradition: Lakeway’s 4th of July Parade

A Beloved Annual Tradition: Lakeway’s 4th of July Parade

The true spirit of patriotism was alive and well at this year’s July 4th parade as the citizens of Lakeway came together to celebrate the city’s 60th anniversary with the theme, ’63 and Free. The City posted, “This theme pays homage to the official opening of the Lakeway Inn as well as the City’s rich...
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Open House, June 12-16: Conversation Starters at 10am and 2pm daily

Open House, June 12-16: Conversation Starters at 10am and 2pm daily

Stop in any day this week! We’d love to meet with you in person. Our Open House is happening at our district office (1097 Lohmans Crossing) and open every day this week (June 12 – 16, 2023) from 8am – 5pm, closed noon-1pm for lunch. Conversation Starters on various water-related topics will be held at...
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LMUD Wins a First Place at Lakeway’s 47th July Fourth Parade

LMUD Wins a First Place at Lakeway’s 47th July Fourth Parade

Among the 65 floats that traveled up Lakeway Drive in the morning hours of July 4, 2022, surrounded by what has been touted as the “largest crowd ever” to date for this popular city event, we are humbled and honored to have received first place in the “By Land or By Sea Award” category. With...
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City of Lakeway Announces Feb. 25, 2022 as ‘Jerry Hietpas Day’

City of Lakeway Announces Feb. 25, 2022 as ‘Jerry Hietpas Day’

In honor of 17 years of service and dedication to the community of Lakeway, Mayor Kilgore announced in a proclamation at the city council meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 that Friday, February 25, 2022 is ‘Jerry Hietpas Day.’ Hietpas has served on the Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) Board since being appointed in December...
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Galloping Gourmets Celebrate Public Servants: COVID-Style

Galloping Gourmets Celebrate Public Servants: COVID-Style

Nothing brings the team at LMUD more joy and pride in their work than being recognized by the people we serve. We are so thankful for the outpouring of support from our community showing their appreciation for the work we perform to keep safe drinking water flowing into homes, wastewater removed from homes, and an...
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Test Your Knowledge at the Earth Day Fact Find

Test Your Knowledge at the Earth Day Fact Find

Update: Great job to everyone who participated in our Earth Day Fact Find. You are all very knowledgeable about ways to reduce waste and protect our environment to ensure a beautiful Lakeway for years to come.  We had over 60 entries! 3 winners of our conservation prize pack were chosen at random. Our 2021 Winners...
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LMUD Participates in the City’s Largest 4th of July Parade to Date

LMUD Participates in the City’s Largest 4th of July Parade to Date

Last year, the City of Lakeway was forced to cancel their largest celebration of the year due to the pandemic. This year, the City of Lakeway coordinated one of the best and THE biggest 4th of July parade the City has ever seen! Always a family-friendly event, the City planned a lineup of activities for...
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Lakeway Heritage Committee Presents Lakeway Historical Marker to LMUD

Lakeway Heritage Committee Presents Lakeway Historical Marker to LMUD

On February 12, 2020 Lakeway MUD (LMUD) unveiled the Lakeway Historical Marker that was recently installed at their district office, located at 1097 Lohmans Crossing. The event was attended by the MUD’s current Board of Directors members and department managers as well as select Lakeway staff, council members, and Heritage Committee members. Speakers included Board...
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Presentation Summary: 48 Years of Lakeway MUD…and Beyond

Presentation Summary: 48 Years of Lakeway MUD…and Beyond

Once a week, the gentlemen of the Lakeway community are invited to attend the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club, held every Wednesday starting at 7:00am in the Lakeway Activity Center. Attendees engage in conversation while enjoying the provided beverages and light breakfast. Starting at 8:00am the group brings in a different speaker each week, presenting on...
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Have a Conversation with Local Law Enforcement at Coffee with A Cop

Have a Conversation with Local Law Enforcement at Coffee with A Cop

Enjoy a cup of coffee with the officers that serve our community as part of the Lakeway Police Department.
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Elevation Athletic Club Grand Re-Opening Event

Elevation Athletic Club Grand Re-Opening Event

The multimillion-dollar investment to the Club included rejuvenating the tennis facilities, refining dining spaces, and enhancing fitness facilities.
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2019 Lakeway Heritage Bus Tour

2019 Lakeway Heritage Bus Tour

Although relevantly young compared to some cities’ histories, understanding how Lakeway started can impact its future.
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LMUD Hosts Facility Tour to City/District Officials

LMUD Hosts Facility Tour to City/District Officials

Water and wastewater services are just a few of the basic (and very important) services that keep our community running, but the intricacies of the process it takes to keep our potable water clean and our wastewater separate are rarely understood. As new City Council members and LMUD Board/Committee members are seated in Lakeway, LMUD...
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ODWW Project May 9 Public Meetings Overview

ODWW Project May 9 Public Meetings Overview

Featured Image Photo Credit: Leslee Bassman/Lake Travis View
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LMUD wins 2nd Place in Category for 4th of July Parade

LMUD wins 2nd Place in Category for 4th of July Parade

In its 44th year, the parade featured a record 140 entrants who walked, rode, danced, and celebrated their way down the parade route.
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Galloping Gourmets Annual Thank You Luncheon Pays Tribute to Community Public Servants

Galloping Gourmets Annual Thank You Luncheon Pays Tribute to Community Public Servants

Lakeway MUD (LMUD) is privileged to be served by the gracious members of the Galloping Gourmets during their annual “thank you luncheon,” held this year on May 3 at the Lakeway Activity Center. Each year, this group of women, a special interest group within the Women’s Club of Greater Lakeway, prepares and serves a homecooked...
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LMUD Speaks at ALE Day

LMUD Speaks at ALE Day

Even though the planet can’t run out of water, it is possible for us to run out of clean fresh water.
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The shifting value of water throughout generations

The shifting value of water throughout generations

As published in Lake Travis View, May 2024 Water is a vital resource, for both essential and indulgent purposes, yet how Americans use and value it can vary significantly across generations. Recent studies and surveys reveal distinct patterns in water consumption among different age groups shaped by the historical context, values, and technology of their...
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Rainwater Harvesting in Central Texas

Rainwater Harvesting in Central Texas

Rick Scadden, local resident and environmental engineerLMUD Open House presentation, May 21, 2024 In communities where a public water system is not available, such as more rural areas, many homeowners drill private wells to tap into groundwater. The problem is that with Texas being prone to drought, water supply can be unreliable. Prior to 1995,...
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Drought Plan Update and Resources

Drought Plan Update and Resources

Thank you to all of our customers who attended our public meetings in late March/early April to discuss changes being proposed to our Drought Contingency Plan, which affects the watering restrictions for our service area. With almost 100 people in attendance at each meeting, we appreciate the respectful feedback we received at the meetings, as...
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Learn to Be Water Wise: LMUD Open House, May 2024

Learn to Be Water Wise: LMUD Open House, May 2024

Stop in any day this week! We’d love to meet with you in person. Our Open House is happening at our district office (1097 Lohmans Crossing) May 20 – 24, 2024 from 8am – 5pm, closed noon-1pm for lunch. Presentations from experts in their field on various water-related topics will be held at 10am and...
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Rainwater is for plants, tap water for public health

Rainwater is for plants, tap water for public health

As published in Lake Travis View, March 2024 Severe to extreme drought persists in our area and we’re just a few months away from the scorching heat of summer. With just one good flood our water source supply could recover, but rain is never guaranteed. What if we all learn to do more with less...
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Water Matters: April – July 2024 edition

Water Matters: April – July 2024 edition

Long gone are the days when “meter readers” had to walk around to each house, manually writing down numbers and then transcribing water use data back at the office. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or “Smart Meters” provide data almost instantaneously and seamlessly, allowing for greater transparency as well as efficiency. Utilizing software called “WaterSmart”, LMUD...
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You’re Invited: Drought Planning Meeting

You’re Invited: Drought Planning Meeting

THESE MEETINGS HAVE PASSED. PLEASE SEE CURRENT DROUGHT CONTINGENY PLAN FOR CURRENT WATERING RESTRICTIONS. In preparation for another hot summer through a persistent drought, Lakeway MUD will host a watering restrictions update planning meeting for the public on Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center located...
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Home plumbing maintenance aids in water system resilience

Home plumbing maintenance aids in water system resilience

As published in Lake Travis View, January 2024. Water utilities invest a lot of time and resources toward the maintenance of their community’s water supply and sanitation systems to help ensure its resilience, sustainability and safety. However, it is often overlooked that residents are indispensable partners in this ongoing effort to maintain a reliable water...
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Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot

AVISO DE FECHA LIMITE PARA PRESENTAR UNA SOLICITUD PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLET Notice is hereby given that an application for a place on the Lakeway Municipal Utility District Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time: Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para un Lugar en la boleta...
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Advertisement for Bid: S-5 Water Recycling Plant Expansion

Advertisement for Bid: S-5 Water Recycling Plant Expansion

As published in Lake Travis View, December 2023 General NoticeThe Lakeway Municipal Utility District (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:S-5 Water Recycling PlantExpansion Project Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Lakeway Municipal Utility District office located at 1097 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734, until...
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Water Matters: Dec 2023 – March 2024 edition

Water Matters: Dec 2023 – March 2024 edition

Cooler, rainy weather is here, but the drought is far from over. Historically, Texas is prone to extended periods of drought eased by flooding events. In fact, the last 20 years have been dominated by “abnormal dryness,” but in this same timeframe, the Texas Hill Country’s population has also doubled. It’s becoming increasingly important that...
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Rainy weather here, but drought far from over

Rainy weather here, but drought far from over

As published in Lake Travis View, November 2023. We are each faced with making personal choices every day, but those who are tasked with making decisions that affect others in life-altering ways bear the heavy burden of responsibility. For Central Texas water industry leaders during this past summer, we faced unprecedented challenges set by record-breaking...
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Wildfires: Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!

Wildfires: Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared!

Dustin Dunn, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, LTFR Prevention DivisionLMUD Open House presentation, October 20, 2023 There is a national severe misunderstanding of how and why wildfires impact certain communities. People assume it’s like a tsunami that just sweeps through and destroys the whole neighborhood, but that’s not how it works; with our current understanding of structure...
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Breaking Lawn Addictions

Breaking Lawn Addictions

Louise Placek, Native Plant Society of TexasLMUD Open House presentation, October 19, 2023 When it comes to altering our environment, lawns are king. Lawn (turf) grass is the most irrigated plant in the United States, but provides the least ecological habitat potential. It’s also big business with millions of pounds of fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides...
Read More
Hydrology: Groundwater and Wells

Hydrology: Groundwater and Wells

Lane Cockrell, Southwestern Travis County GCDLMUD Open House presentation, October 19, 2023 Lakeway MUD is a surface-water supplier, pulling our raw water exclusively from Lake Travis. However, all water is connected (aquifers feed springs and creeks that become our rivers and lakes) so we invited Lane Cockrell, a hydrogeologist and general manager for the Southwestern...
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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Corporal Cindy Lopez, Lakeway Police DepartmentLMUD Open House presentation, October 18, 2023 In October 2018, Lakeway City Park was under water. It seems like a far cry from where we are today, but that’s Texas for ya: if you don’t like the weather, it might change in 5 minutes. Right now there may be a...
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Trees: Worth our Time and Resources

Trees: Worth our Time and Resources

Richard Leon, Forester for City of LakewayLMUD Open House presentation, October 18, 2023 Planting a quality tree in the right spot is the key to having a healthy urban forest, but there is no replacement for an established tree. My job as a city forester is to look at our public infrastructure and see where...
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Bring Your Landscape to Life with Texas Native Plants

Bring Your Landscape to Life with Texas Native Plants

Haeley Giambalvo, Native Plant Society of TexasLMUD Open House presentation, October 17, 2023 The third week of October is officially recognized as Texas Native Plant Week to highlight the important role native plants play in conservation. Fall is the best time to plant native perennials so they can develop their root system over the winter...
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“Will it rain again? An Update to the Fall and Winter 2023 Forecast

“Will it rain again? An Update to the Fall and Winter 2023 Forecast

Paul Yura, National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio TXLMUD Open House presentation, October 16, 2023 It’s obviously going to rain again. The question is when and how much. When compared to other states, Texas, by far, has the highest number of billion-dollar weather events: We encourage you to sign up and pay attention to the National...
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Lead and Copper Testing Results, 2023

Lead and Copper Testing Results, 2023

The Potable Water Department team, led by Department Supervisor Raf Mendoza, at Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) recently completed their latest round of Lead and Copper Testing. This testing is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a regulation established in 1991 known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), under authority of the...
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