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…

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…

Got septic in Old Lakeway?

Got septic in Old Lakeway?

As published in the Austin American Statesman – May 21, 2019 written by Leslee Bassman, Lake Travis View Contributing Writer Got septic in Old Lakeway? According to Earl Foster, general manager of the Lakeway Municipal Utility District, residents in the older sections of Lakeway should expect a knock on their door in about a year…

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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Got septic in Old Lakeway?

Got septic in Old Lakeway?

As published in the Austin American Statesman – May 21, 2019 written by Leslee Bassman, Lake Travis View Contributing Writer Got septic in Old Lakeway? According to Earl Foster, general manager of the Lakeway Municipal Utility District, residents in the older sections of Lakeway should expect a knock on their door in about a year...
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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 ODWW Project in Old Lakeway is Underway

LMUD ODWW Project in Old Lakeway is Underway

As published in Lakeway Voice, June 2019 . LMUD ODWW Project in Old Lakeway is Underway Many of you may be unaware, but there is a section of Lakeway still on septic. This happens to be the oldest part of Lakeway, the first 17 sections that were built between 1962 and 1971. This area is...
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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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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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Water Matters: Dec 2023 – March 2024 edition

Water Matters: Dec 2023 – March 2024 edition

Printable Version   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...
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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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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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Finding Alternative Water Sources for Irrigation

Finding Alternative Water Sources for Irrigation

As published in the Lake Travis View, September 2023 Change is all around us. It’s inevitable. Things we once took for granted, set to operate on autopilot, need to be routinely reassessed. This is how progress is made (for better or for worse). But you can’t make smarter choices without first being educated on the...
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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...
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Local water districts urge conservation as drought continues

Local water districts urge conservation as drought continues

Community Impact: September 2023, By April Kelley, Katy McAfee When the Lower Colorado River Authority entered Stage 2 of its drought contingency plan on Aug. 12, local utility districts followed suit by enforcing their own water restrictions. Most of the Lake Travis area remains under Stage 2 restrictions, including the Travis County Water Control and...
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Drought Rates + Enforcement in Effect

The persistent above-normal temperatures in our area have led to tough water challenges and they’re about to get tougher. Due to a variety of natural and manmade conditions, Lake Travis, part of the Highland Lakes chain, is currently dropping at an unprecedented rate. As our area’s only source for raw water, this means everyone needs...
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Stage 3: Additional Watering Restrictions Now in Effect

Due to continually decreasing levels in Lake Travis, in accordance with the LMUD Drought Contingency Plan, current conditions warrant LMUD Stage 3 Watering Restrictions. Increased Watering Restrictions LMUD customer compliance with Stage 3 restrictions include: the continuation of one-day per week irrigation using a hose-end sprinkler or in-ground irrigation system (restriction does not apply to...
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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Lakeway Municipal Utility District will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2023 on September 13, 2023 at 9:30am at the District Office located at 1097 Lohmans Crossing. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that...
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The Future of Water: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The Future of Water: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

As published in the Lake Travis View, July 2023 The culturally embedded phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” often is associated with trash: how much you create and what you do with it. Its origin can be traced back to the 1970s, after the growing popularity of single-use items in the 1950s, as people increasingly recognized the importance...
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LMUD Rates Update, Credit Card Convenience Fee, and WaterSmart

We have recently made a few updates that we would like to make you aware of: RATE CHANGE NOTICE Fiscal Year 2023 Rates were approved at the October 12, 2022 Board of Director meeting. This includes updates to the base rates for water and wastewater services provided by Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD). Information on these rates...
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ODWW Project Timeline

ODWW Project Timeline

The Project impacts the first 17 sections of Lakeway, an area with properties currently primarily served by personal septic systems.
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Board Approves Moving to 1-Day Irrigation Starting September 1

Board Approves Moving to 1-Day Irrigation Starting September 1

During the August 10, 2022 Board of Directors meeting, the Lakeway Municipal Utility District (LMUD) Board passed a resolution to move customers from a two-day to one-day per week irrigation schedule starting September 1, 2022. This effort is in response to ongoing drought to help further limit water use. LMUD customers are asked to follow...
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When can you water your lawn?

When can you water your lawn?

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding irrigation schedules and rightly so! If you’ve watched or read the news lately, you may have seen a lot of seemingly conflicting information about watering restrictions. It’s important to know that every utility/water provider implements different restrictions that impact their customer base only. If you are...
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Drought Rate Fee Structure Approved By LMUD Board of Directors

Drought Rate Fee Structure Approved By LMUD Board of Directors

At the latest LMUD Board of Directors meeting, held April 12, 2023, the Board approved a motion to add a Drought Rate fee structure to the LMUD Rate Order in the event Stage 3 restrictions are enacted from the LMUD Drought Contingency Plan. This includes increased rates for top-3 tier water users (using above 30,000...
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