Water Matters: April – July 2024 edition
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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…

Home plumbing maintenance aids in water system resilience
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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…

Water Matters: Dec 2023 – March 2024 edition
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Water Matters: Dec 2023 – March 2024 edition

[icon name=”file-pdf-o” unprefixed_class=”red”] 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…

Rainy weather here, but drought far from over
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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…

Lead and Copper Testing Results, 2023
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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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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…

Proactive and Reactive Strategies of Water Planning
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Proactive and Reactive Strategies of Water Planning

As published in the Lake Travis View, May 2023 Water is a precious resource, especially in Texas with the state’s ever-growing population and fluctuating climate conditions. Even when the floods come, there is a drought right around the corner, requiring a constant need to manage and conserve water resources effectively. Water conservation plans and drought…

Many Choices for Drought-tolerant Lawns
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Many Choices for Drought-tolerant Lawns

As published in the Lake Travis View, March 2023. Let’s break the cycle: mow, weed, fertilize…and water, water, water. Exotic turf grasses, such as Bermuda, Zoysia, or St. Augustine require a lot of maintenance and unfortunately, makeup the majority of lawns across Texas. They are the biggest reason why experts say 50 to 70 percent…

Water Matters: April – July 2023 edition
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Water Matters: April – July 2023 edition

Printable Version Drinking Water Week is an annual observance in May sponsored by the American Water Works Association to recognize the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives and the professionals who work around the clock to ensure their community’s supply is safe and plentiful. Water Needs versus Wants How often do you…

Water use tips cannot be repeated enough
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Water use tips cannot be repeated enough

As published in the Lake Travis View, June 2020. “Pay attention!” Hearing something once is never enough. We are exposed to repetition throughout our lives as a way to help us learn new skills and information. Messages are frequently repeated, sometimes with increasing urgency, to make a message stick and hopefully lead others into action….