2013 Consumer Confidence Report

Here is the 2013 Consumer Confidence Report

posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Marshall Tract

We have received inquiries about the proposed construction of the Marshall Tract, which is the 38 acre section of property located North of Lost Creek Blvd just West of the entry median at Highway 360. This property is part of the City of Austin, is not located within the MUD’s boundaries, and Lost Creek MUD is not involved in discussions with developers. The Lost Creek Neighborhood Association may have more information on this topic at http://www.lcna.com.

Sincerely Lost Creek MUD

posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lost Creek Receives Designation as a Firewise Community

The Lost Creek Municipal Utility District was recently notified by the Texas A&M Forest Service that it has received recognition as a Texas Firewise Community. Through cooperation between the National Fire Protection Association and Texas Wildland Urban Interface, the Firewise Communities Program supports and empowers the citizens of Texas in their efforts to protect lives, homes, communities and related natural resources from wildfire.

Receiving the Firewise Community designation took several years’ effort and coordination with area fire officials and Lost Creek residents to develop a plan and provide information on how to protect property from wildfire. The program includes an outreach program informing residents to remove underbrush and trim trees away from structures, adopting trail standards for raising the canopy to remove ladder fuel at trailheads and along greenbelt trails and extending trails to act as a fire break in the event of wildfire. The Texas Firewise Communities liaison who is a specialist in wildfire mitigation toured the greenbelts and provided input into the program. The Lost Creek MUD Board appointed a Firewise Committee consisting of Directors Preston Doege and Gary Sertich who initiated the program. Current committee members are Directors Sertich and Leah Stewart.

In addition to advising residents, the program includes two free chipper service days a year sponsored by the Lost Creek MUD to allow for removal of brush by homeowners, trail projects coordinated with Eagle Scouts and scout troops and proactively removing brush and dead trees from the greenbelts. Over 250 cubic yards of chipped brush is removed annually by local residents from their properties and from the greenbelts by the District. The unchipped brush removed annually would cover an NBA basketball court approximately 27 feet deep. The District has spent approximately $38 per capita per year over the last several years for its Firewise projects.

President Gary Sertich states, “It is a well-deserved recognition for the entire community and its efforts over the years in reducing the fuel load on our properties and common greenbelts. Following the principles established by this program helps make the entire area safer from the devastating effects of a wildfire. This will remain an ongoing effort since the fuels are constantly replenished.”

posted: Monday, April 7, 2014

Help us protect the environment by watching for pollutants in the stormwater system

Help keep our drinking water safe from pollution by reporting violators. If you see someone polluting our waterways please call our emergency number 512-327-6243.

Here are some easy simple steps to help prevent stormwater pollution:

1) Make sure to follow the directions and application rates when applying fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals to your lawn or around the house. If you apply too much, water runoff will wash the chemicals into local waterways.

2) Don’t blow leaves into the street when mowing or trimming. Lawn clipping will clog local storm drains and also pollute local waterways.

3) Conserve water by turning off the tap when running water is not necessary. This helps prevent water shortages and reduces the amount of contaminated water that needs treatment.

4) Be careful about what you flush down your sink or toilet. Don’t throw paints, oils or other forms of litter down the drain.

5) Use environmentally safe household products, such as washing powder, household cleaning agents and toiletries.

6) By having more plants in your garden you are preventing fertilizer, pesticides and contaminated water from running off into nearby water sources.

7) Don’t throw litter into rivers, lakes or oceans. Help clean up any litter you see on our trails and local parks, make sure it is safe to collect the litter and put it in a nearby trash receptacle.

posted: Monday, June 27, 2011