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.

Kathie Tovo

City Council, District 9

I do and have. When that possibility arose several years ago, I sponsored a resolution to create a task force to develop short- and long- term proposals to ensure a secure water supply for the future in a responsible and sustainable manner. I followed that up with other resolutions and actions, the direct result of which is the “Water Forward” plan coming to Council for review and approval this fall.

Rate your support: 10