by BRAD ROLLINS
If Hays County and its partners’ multimillion-dollar bid to buy a water system is approved this month, officials say taxpayers in San Marcos, Kyle and elsewhere in the county won’t be footing the bill for Dripping Springs’ water.
In a special meeting Dec. 21, the Hays County Commissioners Court voted to join the city of Bee Cave and West Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 5 to form a public utility agency, which is both the second such agency of its type in Hays County and the second anywhere in Texas. Hays County officials say they will use the agency as a funding vehicle to buy the West Travis County Water and Wastewater System from the Lower Colorado River Authority. LCRA’s board isn’t scheduled to vote on selling the system to Hays County and its partners until Jan. 17, but all public signs indicate that things are moving in that direction.
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