City of Lago Vista Awarded 2018 Grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority
Thanks to more than $171,000 in grants from the Lower Colorado River Authority, several Central Texas communities are able to complete valuable projects that will conserve millions of gallons of water a year from the Highland Lakes.
The City of Lago Vista's $43,479 grant will go toward modifying an existing treated effluent line to allow accumulated re-use water to be saved for future beneficial use instead of being disposed of immediately on cedar trees. The project is expected to save about 52 acre-feet of water from the Highland Lakes roughly 17 million gallons annually.
LCRA’s Firm Water Conservation Cost-Share Program provides funding for water efficiency projects and programs established by LCRA's firm water customers. Customers include cities, utilities, industries, irrigation, and recreational water users. Projects funded through the program include converting irrigated areas using raw or potable water to recycled water, and decreasing utility system water loss such as flushing reductions or leak detection and repair.
City of Lago Vista Wins 2017 Blue Legacy Award
Retail or Wholesale Water Supplier - Population less than 10,000
"In 2009, the City of Lago Vista (lagovistatexas.org) determined that 35 percent of the water sent through their distribution system was lost due to poor mixing in ground storage tanks, dead-end water lines, and leaking pipes. A City task force sought an innovative solution to the water loss problem and identified four strategies that, once implemented over a period of years, reduced average water loss to only 12 percent. Switching to fused High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for all future line installations was a key component to that success. Additional best management practices employed locally include inspection of irrigation systems and using automatic meter reading (AMR) software to detect leaks and keep customers informed. The City also delivers effluent reuse water to the Highland Lakes Golf Course to meet nearly 60 percent of their irrigation needs, which keeps more water in Lake Travis and provides further evidence of the City’s commitment to water conservation."
SAVE TEXAS WATER - Water Conservation Advisory Council - Exellence Award
Lago Vista Firewise Receives 5-Year Anniversary Plaque from Texas Forest Service
At the January 4, 2018, Special Called Lago Vista City Council Meeting, Texas Forest Service Wildfire Urban Interface Specialist Kari Hines presented Lake Travis North Shore Community Firewise members and Travis County Emergency Services District #1 with a 5-year anniversary plaque for its continuous efforts to reduce the fire danger within Lago Vista.
City of Lago Vista proud to be a Gold Certified Scenic City.
Twenty-one Texas cities have been recognized as 2019 Certified Scenic City award recipients through the Scenic City Certification Program, a program of Scenic Texas and its 17 partner organizations. The Scenic City Certification Program recognizes cities for their demonstrated commitment to high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and spaces. Nine cities have earned certification for the first time and 12 are re-certifying or upgrading existing status, bringing the total number of certified cities across Texas to 82.
The Scenic City Certification Program, is a nationally recognized one-of-a-kind model, developed to provide communities with a comprehensive set of standards and evaluations for the design and development of public roadways and spaces. Any Texas city may apply to the Scenic City Certification Program for an objective review of its existing municipal infrastructure ordinances as they relate to the model standards. Assessment is points-based, and every city applicant receives a detailed, scored evaluation that identifies both strengths and areas for improvement. Official certification is earned by cities that score points in the upper range and meet threshold standards for landscaping, tree planting, and sign regulation.
“Through the Scenic City Certification Program, cities access a low cost, high rate-of-return diagnostic tool,” said Sarah Tober, Scenic Texas Executive Director. “The detailed evaluation of existing infrastructure standards provides cities with a roadmap for future growth and development. As municipalities continue to aspire to certification and our highest level of recognition, platinum, it is a reflection of communities working to make a more scenic Texas for citizens and visitors.”