Lantana Water applauds Lakeway pool filling restrictions.

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It has always seemed silly to us that we can haul water to fill pools while residents are not allowed to fill from their hoses, despite the water coming from the same lake.  Finally, Lakeway has faced the music and is requiring that new pool fills use water from a source not stemming from the Highland Lakes system.   Dripping Springs is our answer for now.  http://kxan.com/2014/05/21/lakeway-halts-pool-building-permits-to-fight-drought/

Water delivery is not a solution to supply problems

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Lantana hauls water throughout the Greater Austin area for pools, households on wells, and businesses.  Lakeway recently mandated that pool fills cannot be supplied from water being drawn from the Highland Lakes system.  We applaud that and are working out an alternate source that is most economical to our customers.   Meanwhile, Austin is devising supply plans for our future, as demand grows and the drought continues.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/27/where-will-austin-go-for-water-next/

Georgetown to mandate drought tolerant lawns

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Lantana Water commends the city of Georgetown for setting restrictions on landscape water consumption.  Despite what some people fear as an invasion of property rights, Lantana feels that water conservation and wise use is beneficial for everyone.   Moreover, Lantana will not irrigate lawns where irrigation is prohibited.  We support and follow drought restrictions and their intent.

Georgetown moves to limit residential lawns and landscaping to save water

“The rules require residential developers to use only drought-resistant plants from a list provided by the city. St. Augustine grass, which tends to be very thirsty, can only be planted in areas where there is 10 inches of topsoil and less than 6 hours of full sunlight per day.” Read more from the American Statesman (subscription required). Learn more about St. Augustine and the impact lawn watering has on our regional water supply from Native American Seed here. KXAN reports “more buyers want homes with smaller yards and less grass to water.” View video here.