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.

For a truly sustainable future, Austin must learn how to function with the water provided by our natural surroundings. I strongly support Austin’s Water Forward plan with its emphasis on conservation, water reuse, aquifer storage and recovery and other strategies, and would strongly oppose any measure to import water from other sources. As a Council Member, I was a sponsor of the resolution to create the Integrated Water Resources Management Task Force and am very appreciative of their efforts, which led to this important plan. As mayor, I will work to implement Austin’s Water Forward plan on an accelerated timeline to ensure a sustainable water future for our community.

Rate your support: 10