Category Archives: Water

Regression and WTP4

Austin Contrarian was kind enough to post this video of Council Member Morrison talking about regression to determine water demand in the future.  I had mentioned this moment in a previous post.  This moment is great.  We need our public … Continue reading

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SOS’s Colin Clark on WTP4

Colin Clark of Save our Springs has a new post up on at the EcoNetwork on WTP4.  He makes a lot of good point.  Here is an excerpt: To put the $6.4 million in context, the entire proposed budget for … Continue reading

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Breaking: So, what happened with the WTP4 vote?

After a deluge of public testimony, the Austin City Council took a midnight vote on the motion to hire a construction manager for the first phase of WTP4. Council member Spelman made a motion to delay the vote two weeks … Continue reading

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Water Treatment Plant 4 Claims get a Zebra

The Chamber of Commerce is for.  They argue that without the plant, there will be risk of water service disruption.  They are also for additional water conservation and reclamation. The Statesman Editorial Board hedges its bets and argues for the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced WTP4 demand projections?

Maybe. I sent my WTP4 analysis to the policy aides for Council member Spelman (among others.) His staff indicated he will be working to get data public for crowdsourced projections.  More as I get details.

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Problems with Peak Demand Justification for WTP4

At yesterday’s City Council meeting, Greg Meszaros presented a wide variety of information including a graph titled “Projected Peak Day Demand” as part of the Water Treatment Plan No.4 presentation. This graph appeared to get a significant amount of the … Continue reading

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