Enough wa­ter?

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

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.

caRL swan­son austin.carl@hot­mail.com

Austin

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