New Austin water task force hosts first meeting

Christian and counselor, Collin
Christian and counselor, Collin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A city team dedicated to finding a solution for Austin’s water scarcity will meet for the first time on Monday.

According to a statement released by city officials, the Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force was created “in light of the continuing historic drought.” They are tasked with finding alternative water sources, such as groundwater, aquifer storage, reuse and regional transmission systems.

The task force is comprised of 11 members, each member was appointed by a council member and elected by the Water and Wastewater commission, the Environmental Board, the Resource Management Commission and the Joint Financial Committee.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Waller Creek Center on 625 East 10th Street, room 104. The public is welcome to attend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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