As climate change and fast-paced growth proceeds in Austin, there is growing concern to both secure water supply for the future while conserving a finite resource for our region. Will you pledge to support an Austin future that prioritizes conservation, reuse, and local water supplies, and to oppose actions that would require pumping of groundwater in either the Edwards Aquifer or the Carrizo/Simsboro aquifers east of Austin beyond a sustainable level that matches rates of recharge? Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Bobby Levinski

City Council, District 8

We need to adopt an aggressive Water Forward plan with an implementation timetable and goals/metrics that recognize the urgency of climate change and the need to become a more water-efficient, drought-resilient city. We should move forward with code amendments, as soon as possible, to require green stormwater infrastructure, water-efficient landscaping requirements and other on-site reuse options. We have plenty of water here to meet our needs, we just have to be smarter with using (and reusing) it.

Rate your support: 10