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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Water and Wastewater Commission.

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Water and Wastewater Commission
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Water and Wastewater Commission
Inclusive Dates: 1981-2007
Abstract: The City of Austin Water and Wastewater Commission was created by the Austin City Council (Ordinance 810820-A; 20071129-011) and empowered to review, analyze, and advise the city council on the policies and resources relating to the city water and wastewater utility and water quality. The collection contains meeting minutes and backup materials dating from 1981-1989 and 2007 as well work plans for the Commission dating from 2000 to 2006.
Identification: AR.2014.010
Quantity: 8.2 linear feet (1 archives text box and 17 boxes of microfilm plus 17 boxes General Collection materials)
Location: Archives Stacks, Microform Room, General Collection (east wall)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Boards and commissions are an established feature of Austin's municipal government and provide citizens an opportunity to participate in the City's governmental process and lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider. They are created by the City Council as the need arises and dissolved if the need for the particular board or commission ends or if the purpose of the board/commission needs to be altered.

The Water and Wastewater Commission was first established by the Austin City Council in 1981 (Ordinance 810820-A) with the purpose and intent of to create a permanent citizens commission empowered to review and analyze the policies and resources relating to the Water and Wastewater Utility of the City of Austin and to advise the City Council on policies and resources. It was the intent of this act that the Commission will assist the City Council in insuring the citizens of the City of Austin the provision of an adequate economical and potable supply of water and a stable, economical and environmentally safe system of wastewater disposal. The most recent Water and Wastewater Commission was created by Ordinance 20071129-011 and the charge, empowered to review, analyze, and advise the City Council on the policies and resources relating to the city water and wastewater utility and water quality, has not changed much.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains the Water and Wastewater Commission's meeting minutes and backup materials dating from 1981 to 1988 (on microfilm) and meeting minutes and agendas for the years 1989 and 2007 (paper). In addition there are annual work plans dated from 2000 to 2006 that were filed with the City of Austin Office of the City Clerk as required by Austin City Code 2-1-46.

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Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Austin (Tex.). Austin Water.
Austin (Tex.). Water and Wastewater Commission.
Austin (Tex.). Water and Wastewater Utility.
Austin (Tex.). Water and Wastewater Department.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Subjects:
City planning--Texas--Austin.
Municipal water supply--Texas--Austin.
Water conservation--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

The ATXN (Channel 6) Recordings Collection contains video of Water and Wastewater Commission meeting dating back to 1984. See Recordings Collection shelf list cards for exact dates.

The Commission newsletter Austin Pipeline: Water Utility Monitor (1983-1987) is available in the Periodicals Collection. There are also several Water and Wastewater Department newsletters available - see the Periodicals list for titles and access.

Current Water and Wastewater Commission annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes can be viewed on the City of Austin Board and Commission website.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Water and Wastewater Commission (AR.2014.010). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Materials transferred to the Austin History Center per the City of Austin Records Control Schedule.

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Location COAcabinet
Microform Room Drawer 4 (17 reels) Meeting minutes and backup materials, 1981-1988
Location EastWall
General Collection A 352.6 AUW2909A Meeting minutes and backup materials, 1982-1989
Box Folder
1 1 Meeting agendas and minutes, 2007 January-June
2 Meeting agendas and minutes, 2007 August-December
3-8 Annual work plans, 200-2005

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