DEADLINE NEARS TO REQUEST 2014 WATER PERMIT FEE WAIVER
People who have permits to draw water from a Brazos River Authority reservoir and wish to have the permit’s fee waived for the current year are facing an October 3 deadline to submit their waiver application.
In January, the BRA’s Board of Directors approved a policy that those with residential water permits or commercial water or dock permits with the BRA could have their permit fees waived if decreased lake levels kept them from being able to pump water or use the commercial facilities for three consecutive months.
Under this policy, the waiver requests must be submitted at least 90 days before the end of the calendar year, or before midnight on October 3, to be valid. After that date waiver applications will not be accepted until January 1, 2015 for that year.
Any customer who has been approved for a waiver will be notified by letter from the BRA. Invoices for those permits that do not receive waivers will be sent out in early 2015. For more information, email email@example.com. To apply for the fee waiver, click here.
BRA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON LAKE REGULATIONS
The Brazos River Authority will take public comment on proposed changes to the Rules for Governance of Brazos River Authority Lakes and Associated Lands from September 16 – October 16, 2014. The changes to the document are being made to streamline current regulations. For more on the proposed changes or to comment, click here.
EXPLORING WATER SUPPLY OPTIONS FOR ABILENE
With two primary sources of water currently less than 20 percent full, the City of Abilene has joined many other municipal water users in exploring new options to ensure a continuous supply of water to their citizens. The city may soon contract with the Brazos River Authority for additional water supply. For more, click here.
Irrigating a golf course during a hot Texas summer can be a challenge. Keeping everything green during an ongoing drought while complying with mandated cutbacks is an even larger challenge. SugarTree Golf Course, located near Weatherford in the Upper Brazos basin, has managed to implement an effective drought program while maintaining a championship course. For more, click here.