AUSTIN (KXAN) - This is part two of our two-night in-depth series. Read part one here .
- Firm customers, such as the City of Austin , are guaranteed water even in a severe drought. Firm customers pay $151 per acre-foot of water (one acre-foot will supply three central Texas households for one year).
- Interruptible customers, including rice farmers. Unlike firm customers, interruptible customers can be cut off in drought situations. And since their water is not always guaranteed, they pay less - between $35-40 per acre-foot after fees.
At the time the Board adopted an emergency drought relief plan in November 2012, Chair Tim Timmerman said the Board would keep a close eye on combined storage and the weather, and would considering revising LCRA's request to TCEQ if conditions warranted. After an extremely dry November and December, Board members will revisit the issue to determine if they should modify their earlier request.
"As this historic drought continues, it becomes more and more apparent that we must do whatever it takes to protect the firm water supplies for the City of Austin and other municipalities," Board Chair Tim Timmerman said.
Emergency agencies from all over Hays County will be out in full force Friday at Dripping Springs Middle School as they take a new training approach to protect the lives of children.
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The state's chief financial officer says a booming Texas economy has created an extra $2.5 billion in unspent revenue.
An armed robbery in South Austin set off a search for two men with guns early Friday morning.
Two school buses and a car crashed on eastbound Parmer Lane near Ranch Road 620 on Friday morning but there were no reports of injuries.
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