WHY CONSERVE WATER?
Population growth, a changing climate and recurring drought are straining Central Texas’ limited water resources. Conserving water is the cheapest and best way to meet future water needs. Water utilities, public officials, the business community and the general public all need to act now to conserve water for the future.
fracking & your air
Oil and gas operations in the U.S. produce significant air pollution – everything from drilling to the production and processing of natural gas affects our air. In fact, the oil and gas industry releases millions of pounds of pollutants like methane, benzene, and sulfur dioxide into our air each year.
Clean Water Action continues to oppose Austin's controversial Water Treatment Plant 4 (WTP4), an expensive new drinking water treatment plant that the Austin Water Utility and a narrow 4-3 majority on the City Council want to build on Lake Travis. Phase I of WTP4 will cost an estimated $508 million, excluding interest payments, and residential customers can expect to see their water bills increase by $38-48 per year to pay for the bonds that must be sold to finance its construction (source: City of Austin).