L.M.U.D. recognizes the special needs of about 1,000 of our patrons and we want to assist them in connecting to a municipal sewer system and thereby getting them off of their septic tank systems. Basically, we hope to accomplish this without any front-end cost. There is a lot of wrong information out there so I would like to clear some of it up. I would like to clarify a couple of things about septic tanks in old Lakeway. Lakeway MUD will be doing the survey. Lakeway MUD gets calls every week from individuals in Old Lakeway whose houses are on septic tanks. Either their septic tank has failed, or they want to know about the possibility of connecting to the central wastewater system. Sometimes leach fields may not be on the homeowner’s property, or the house is selling and the septic tank needs to be brought up to today’s standards. In some cases the homeowner cannot meet the new standards, so they have to design a system that LCRA will approve specifically for their situation. Some want to consider putting in a pool but don’t have room because of the septic tank. In the next couple of months we are going to be working on an education program and survey to see if there is sufficient interest to warrant further investigation of the possibilities of offering a community wastewater system to the Old Lakeway (out of District) areas. If you have any questions please call me.
Earl Foster, General Manager, Lakeway MUD
512/261-6222 Ext 140