5 & 10-Year Conservation Goals

Certain changes in the irrigation infrastructure will have beneficial effects on reducing the volumes of Lake Travis water required for the golf course. These changes include modifying the pumping facilities at the effluent holding pond along with the computer control system to allow constant maintenance of irrigation system pressure with effluent, instead of creek/lake water. Certain other modifications will be required to the golf course irrigation distribution system to insure continued separation of the effluent from creek water.

Improvements in conservation of treated water will be more difficult to achieve and will result in relatively minor savings in water use.


5-Year Goal


It is our goal to replace with effluent 10% of the lake water pumped to Hurst Creek for golf course irrigation. Using the numbers for 2005, for example, this effort would have conserved about 3.6 million gallons of Lake Travis water. On the treated water side, it would be difficult to improve on water accountability (which averages over 90% accountability for the past 5 years), so our goal is to maintain this high level of accountability. Regarding per capita water use, the District proposes to reduce by 5% the annual use per connection, primarily via customer education and increasing the rates for higher levels of consumption.

Ten Year Goal


Our goal is to replace with effluent 25% of the lake water pumped to Hurst Creek for golf course irrigation. Based on 2005 numbers, this would conserve about 9 million gallons of Lake Travis water annually. Regarding treated water use, the District proposes to reduce by 10% the annual use per connection, again by customer education and increasing rates for higher monthly consumption.