One of Design~Build~Live’s priorities is to promote water conservation through rainwater, stormwater and greywater harvesting and other sustainable water practices. Let the City Council know that sustainable water practices need to be implemented before we even think about spending $849,000,000 on a new water treatment plant!
Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m.
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas (Note updated venue as of 9/14/09)
We face a turning point in Austin’s water future: will we commit more than a billion dollars to building a new water treatment plant that we simply do not need and that assumes decades of water waste for its very reason for existence?
Or, instead, will we turn our limited community resources towards conservation and sustainability?
The City Council will host a Town Hall dialogue and debate featuring Austin’s environmental leaders on whether Austin should commit a billion dollars to building “Water Treatment Plant No. 4.” The Austin environmental community is asking that the City Council put the plant on hold for 3 years while we prepare our comprehensive plan and focus efforts on water conservation and expanded re-use. Proponents of the boondoggle plant have been the Water Utility staff and the Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, see the Save Our Springs ¬†website.