Finding and Fixing Hidden Leaks is Critical


Leak Detection After record-breaking cold, many central Texans are chasing leaks and working to restore  water service. Water utility customers can use their meters to check their plumbing integrity, but well owners will have a harder time verifying that all leaks have been found. Groundwater levels in our aquifers are low, and the NOAA Climate … Continue reading Finding and Fixing Hidden Leaks is Critical

Economics of Water webinar (Texas Water Journal)


Texas Resources Water Resource Institute (Texas State-San Marcos) will host a webinar discussing recently published research on the economics of water on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10 AM.  Todd Vottler will moderate then facilitate a round table discussion. You can learn more about the webinar at https://twj.media/water-journal-webinars/ Justin Thompson, in the Earth Resources Graduate Program … Continue reading Economics of Water webinar (Texas Water Journal)

Encourage Blanco City Council to reduce discharge volume and establish a task force


It has been over seven months since the City reported its last Blanco Wastewater Treatment Plant direct discharge into the Blanco River, and the water conditions show it! Downstream of the discharge point, the algae blooms have cleared. The WVWA and Protect Our Blanco (POB) have also seen some very positive signs for our anticipated negotiations … Continue reading Encourage Blanco City Council to reduce discharge volume and establish a task force

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Helping Protect Groundwater Quality – Trash Cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon


As part of the great Texas River Cleanup on Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) combined forces with Danforth Middle School to host a trash cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve. This land is situated directly above the Wimberley Bat Cave, lies within the newly christened Jacobs Well Groundwater Management Zone, and … Continue reading Helping Protect Groundwater Quality – Trash Cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon