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January 12th, 2011
County to hold session on water, wastewater planning


Hays County officials have called a public meeting for Jan. 19 to receive public input concerning the county’s draft assessment on water and wastewater needs.

The meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center.

The draft study includes an assessment of current conditions and water and wastewater service demand and supplies, makes alternative forecasts of future growth and associated service needs. The study also defines current and future unmet needs, an assessment of alternative management strategies for addressing unmet needs and identification of preliminary recommendations of water management actions needed in the next 50 years.

The study focuses primarily on the area west of the Interstate-35 corridor cities.

The comment period for the draft report closes at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3. The final report is expected in late February. The draft plan is available for review on the Hays County website at

Comments should be sent to Jeff Hauff, Hays County Grants Administration, at, or 111 E. San Antonio Street, Suite 303, San Marcos, TX 78666.

The study is sponsored by the Hays County Commissioners Court with funding support from the Texas Water Development Board and ten regional and local government entities and utilities with jurisdiction over portions of the planning area.

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  1. Shouldn’t the study focus on the fastest growing area of the county, Buda/Kyle? I understand the problem west of I35, you’re on your own when it comes to water and wastewater.

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