Just six years from now, Georgetown may not have enough water for everyone

February 25, 2024

By Kailey Hunt, Texas Public Radio

February 25, 2024

Georgetown, the fastest growing city in the U.S. and home to more than 86,000 people, must find a new water source by 2030 in order to avoid supply shortages, according to a city report

It’s something Jonathan Moore thinks about a lot.

Since moving to Georgetown in 2021, Moore said the city, which runs its own water utility, has struggled to meet customers’ demand multiple times. That includes last summer, when drought and construction delays on one of Georgetown’s water treatment plants forced the city to impose strict outdoor water restrictions.

For the most part, Moore has taken these restrictions in stride. A self-described “avid vegetable gardener,” he said he’s always looking for better and more efficient ways to use water.

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