Last Wednesday, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) broke ground on a new water reservoir for the first time in decades. This $250 million project is projected to be ready by 2017 and will hold more water than Austin, Lady Bird, and Marble Falls lakes combined.
The new lake, estimated to be 40,000 acres, is being constructed southwest of Houston and may “benefit generations of Texans to come,” according to Phil Watson, General Manager of the LCRA. By constructing this lake, the LCRA aims to contain all the water from downstream Austin and potentially reduce the need to release water from Central Texas lakes.
When it’s all said and done, this new lake could add up to 32 billion gallons to Austin’s water supply by 2017. This could comfortably help meet Central Texas’s water demand for decades. American Water TX is thrilled to be able to continue supplying top-of-the-line water filtration and softener products to the growing water supply in Austin. If you would like to further discuss how our Austin water specialists can improve your water, contact (512) 388-0022.