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November 16th, 2011
Breaking news: Hays County affiliate tabbed to buy LCRA water system


The Lower Colorado River Authority wants to sell a water system into which it invested about $140 million to a group including Hays County.

The LCRA board on Wednesday unanimously chose the Coalition of Central Texas Utilities Development Corporation as the most responsible bidder for the West Travis County Regional Water and Wastewater System, said LCRA spokesperson Clara Tuma.

Hays County and other local government entities and water suppliers formed the coalition in the spring in order to submit a bid for the system, which serves an estimated 20,380 people in Hays and Travis Counties — including about 7,000 water users in northern Hays County. It is also the only obvious water source for much of fast-growing Hays County, especially the affluent Dripping Springs area along U.S. 290.

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