Welcome to WCID 17
Join the effort to protect our neighborhoods from catastrophic wildfire losses.
Wildland-urban interface experts are seeking input from local leaders and residents for the Travis County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
In a series of meetings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 28, 29 and 30, experts will listen to citizens’ concerns and solicit local knowledge to identify assets at risk. The meetings for southwestern Travis County are scheduled at Travis County Westside Service Center, 4501 RR 620 N., just across Mansfield Dam.
The county-wide CWPP, on track for completion in September, will document the county’s wildfire risk, prioritize high risk areas for fuel reduction treatments and recommend strategies to reduce structural ignition.
Depending on the number of participants and length of discussion, the material may be covered in only one or two meetings, so it’s best to attend the first session.
For those who can’t attend the meetings, the CWPP consulting team has posted a brief survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X9PQKYW. Residents are invited to rank their most important concerns related to wildfire and describe valuable community assets in need of protection. The information collected from the surveys and public meetings will be considered when crafting the final Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the development of the first CWPP for Travis County. For more information, visit www.traviscountytx.gov/wildfire.
One Day HHW Collection will not be held this year. District 17 and other local entities; Bee Cave, Lakeway, Lakeway MUD, Hurst Creek MUD and The Hills; are working to establish a regional permanent collection site for unused household materials such as paint, pesticides, and motor oil. Budget monies of this year's annual event are being used to procure land, buildings, and supplies for this new facility to be named Lake Travis Regional Reuse & Recycling Facility.
If you have items you need to dispose of before this new facility is ready to open next year, you may take them to the Travis County Household Waste Facility that is located in Austin at 2415 Business Center Drive. This link will give you more details and thank you.
Keeping **a Very Close Eye** on the Level of Lake Travis
STAGE 2 DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT **Outdoor watering 2 days per week, but only 1 period per day**
Fluoride Note: WCID 17 fluoridates drinking water to the level recommended by the American Dental Association of 0.7milligrams per liter (parts per million). Because of infants high fluid intake relative to body weight, infants consistently consuming formula mixed with tap water may possibly ingest fluoride above the recommended levels.The Center for Disease Control recommends that infant formula be prepared with distilled or demineralized water. Parents are encouraged to speak with their pediatrician about the type of water appropriate for the formula being fed to their infant. __________________________________________________________________
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