The Highland Lakes are the primary source of water for Central Texans. No water in the lakes = no water coming out of your faucet. If you’re concerned about the water supply in Lake Travis or the water supply anywhere in the State of Texas, you might want to learn about Texas Water Proposition 6.
According to the Texas Water Development Board, Proposition 6 is an amendment to the Texas Constitution creating the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (or SWIFT). It will appropriate $2 billion from the economic stabilization fund (also known as the Rainy Day Fund) to the SWIFT, and direct the Texas Water Development Board on how the newly created fund may be used.
What are the implications to Lake Travis area residents? Well, we have some resources for you to learn about Proposition 6 and see if it might make the “yes” list for your ballot on November 5.
Proposition 6 will appear on ballots this November and provide Texans the opportunity to approve or deny a one-time investment that will implement our State Water Plan.