The City Council is big on touting how green Austin is, or will be, in its unending efforts to get as many people as possible to move here. Some project a population of more than 1 million in the next 20 years, many of them no doubt lured by Austin’s green reputation.
One thing, though, seems to be missing in their plans for Austin’s future: water. Where’s it going to come from? We have a finite resource that at this time is hard pressed to meet the needs of the people who live here now in even a mild, yearlong drought.
Where is the water going to come from when there are a couple hundred thousand more residents depending on the same finite resource? Love to hear the council address this question. Not holding my breath though.
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