New Volente water park owners say village will one day resemble Gruene’s offerings

Group intends to revitalize Volente’s water park and former Shore Club site

New owners intend to revitalize Volente’s water park and former Shore Club site

When Kara and Adam Weedman first arrived in Austin 20 years ago, Adam Weedman said the couple would take drives down Lime Creek Road wondering what their lives would be like if they were residents of the adjacent scenic neighborhood on the lake. However, with a family in the works, he said they decided the community was just “too far away” for their lifestyle.

Now the Four Points residents say they are intent on showcasing the sleepy town of Volente and revitalizing its heart after purchasing the Shore Club Volente Beach Restaurant and Bar, Volente Beach Water Park and 10 additional acres at the center of town.

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Utility closes in on new pipeline to help Lake Pointe, other customers

Proposed routes over endangered species habitat muddies water
This map shows the possible options (purple lines) the West Travis County Public Utility Agency is considering to place a second raw water pipeline within the Lake Pointe area. Each option traverses some amount of endangered species habitat. Alternate 1 is the preferred alignment, General Manager Robert Pugh said.

This map shows the possible options (purple lines) the West Travis County Public Utility Agency is considering to place a second raw water pipeline within the Lake Pointe area. Each option traverses some amount of endangered species habitat. Alternate 1 is the preferred alignment, General Manager Robert Pugh said. Courtesy West Travis County Public Utility Agency

The West Travis County Public Utility Agency announced May 18 it was a step closer to providing greater water capacity to its Lake Pointe customers and beyond, WTCPUA General Manager Robert Pugh said during the agency’s meeting today.

A second water line has been in the works for quite some time and will run in the vicinity of the Lake Pointe area’s original water line. The second, or redundant, pipeline will serve as an additional means to transfer water from Lake Travis to the WTCPUA water treatment plant located at Bee Cave Parkway and Bee Caves Road.

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