Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Austin Water community workshops announced for Aquifer Storage and Recovery project

Austin Water invites members of the community to two workshops for the Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project. Aquifer Storage and Recovery is a water supply strategy to store available water in an aquifer for later recovery and use. At the workshops, staff will share information about ASR, collect input on equity and affordability considerations and answer questions.
 
In 2021, Austin Water began a comprehensive study of aquifers in Central Texas to determine the most favorable areas for an ASR project in the future. Based on preliminary analysis, Austin Water is focusing further study for this ASR project on aquifers in Travis, Bastrop and Lee counties. Water stored in Austin’s ASR system would come from the City’s existing water rights, allowing Austin to maximize local water resources.
 
Aquifer Storage and Recovery systems are becoming more common around the world and in Texas. San Antonio, El Paso, and Kerrville are already using ASR systems. ASR is part of the Water Forward plan, which provides a roadmap for Austin’s water future for the next 100 years.
 
Aquifer Storage and Recovery Community Workshops:
 
March 24, 2022 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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March 29, 2022 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Interested residents from Travis, Bastrop and Lee counties are encouraged to attend. Both workshops will be held online via Zoom and will present the same information. Advanced registration is required.
 
Visit the newly launched SpeakUp Austin! page for the latest ASR project updates and the opportunity to connect directly with the Austin Water ASR team.

To learn more, visit the project website at AustinTexas.gov/ASR and watch project videos in English and Spanish.



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