Where does Georgetown get its water?
The city of Georgetown’s water comes from both surface and groundwater sources. Surface water is primarily supplied by Lake Georgetown and groundwater is supplied by the Edwards Aquifer.
Is Georgetown running out of water?
No. But the City does promote water conservation. Georgetown’s current water supply comes from ground water as well as surface water in Lake Georgetown and in Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The untreated water from Stillhouse Hollow is pumped through a pipeline. The current projection in the Water Master Plan, given population growth, is that these water sources will meet demand through 2052. With additional conservation measures, our water sources can meet demand through 2057. Acquiring additional water resources could extend the timeline even further.
The City uses a just-in-time approach to building new water infrastructure to meet demand. Our goal is to deliver new water treatment, distribution, and supply capacity only when it is needed so that customers pay for capital expenses only when necessary.