Support for Blanco Land Application Permit instead of Direct Discharge


WVWA firmly supports the Blanco Water Reclamation Task Force recommendation to the City of Blanco dated October 30, 2021.  WVWA applauds the thorough analysis done by Aqua Strategies documented in the Assessment of the Costs for Two Wastewater Disposal Strategies for the City of Blanco memo. We agree with no discharge. By relying on wastewater … Continue reading Support for Blanco Land Application Permit instead of Direct Discharge

Liberty Hill’s troubled sewage plant set for hearing


Hill Country streams are low-nutrient environments, and wastewater discharges alter those environments drastically.  We are pleased that the TCEQ approved a rare contested case hearing for Liberty Hill’s wastewater plant’s permit renewal.  From Hondo Canyon and the Nueces River to the Blanco River, Barton Creek, and the San Gabriel, impacts from wastewater threaten sensitive habitat. … Continue reading Liberty Hill’s troubled sewage plant set for hearing

US FWS Proposed Listing for Six Texas Mussel Species


Aquatic species, like freshwater mussels, are particularly useful as indicators of water quality.  They have limited range and rely heavily on the surrounding aquatic community to reproduce.  Since they’re largely immobile, water quality and habitat degradation pose significant risks. Loading of creeks and rivers with fine sediments, low-flow and drought, and water quality changes negatively … Continue reading US FWS Proposed Listing for Six Texas Mussel Species

What Future Do We Desire for the Trinity Aquifers?


Across the Hill Country, residents and visitors depend on the groundwater stored in the Trinity Aquifers as water supply and to provide baseflow through springs that keep iconic creeks and rivers flowing.  Residents have a voice through the regional planning process to discuss and set goals to guide the future we desire for the Trinity … Continue reading What Future Do We Desire for the Trinity Aquifers?

Job posting: Southwest Travis County GCD General Manager


Groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) are Texas’ preferred way to manage limited groundwater resources. With population increases, development impacts, and frequent droughts, effective and transparent management is more important than ever. The Southwest Travis County GCD just posted a job announcement for a full time general manager. Know a good candidate? Apply today! Jobs | Southwest … Continue reading Job posting: Southwest Travis County GCD General Manager