2020 Water News in Central Texas
~ aka "The San Antone Hose" ~ takes center stage again for an
important PUBLIC HEARING on February 13, 5:30 p.m., 310 East Avenue C, Milano, Texas
Offices of Post Oak Groundwater Conservation District
GO TO THE NEWS BLOG HERE FOR AN IMPORTANT UPDATE
on Vista Ridge's demand for more water ---and
see more here on our Vista Ridge Permit page
The LCRA Contested Case
is now in the hands of the Administrative Law Judges at the State Office of Administrative Hearings. There is no set timetable for them to render their "Proposal for Decision" to the Lost Pines Groundwater
~ ~ Briefing from these eight parties to the hearing
concluded on January 31 ~~
Landowners represented by Grissom & Thompson LP and supported through SAWDF ("Brown Landowners")
Elvis and Roxanne Hernandez, Landowners
Environmental Stewardship, Guardian of the Colorado River
Aqua Water Supply Corporation
City of Elgin
Recharge Water LP
Lower Colorado River Authority, Permit Applicant and Protestant
Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, Permitting Authority
After the judges render their Proposal for Decision, the District's Board will convene a PUBLIC HEARING with live public comment
before it reaches a decision whether to issue the LCRA's requested permit and if so, in what form. ~~ STAY TUNED to SAWDF for developments (and start working on your comments -- comments may be submitted in writing or at the hearing --- we'll tell you when to submit).
SAWDF at the Texas Legislature
SAWDF uses its limited ability to advocate for legislation under the
federal tax rules for 501c3 organizations when water policy, property rights, and landowners rights to protect our aquifers are at stake.
Two of our board members, Travis Brown and Andy Wier, along with landowner Kermit Heaton and League of Independent Voters' Linda Curtis, represented central Texas interests by testifying at a Joint Hearing of the Senate Water and Rural Affairs Committee (Chairman Charles Perry) and Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee
(Chairman Robert Birdwell).
The subjects of the "interim" hearing (that is, "occurring between regular legislative sessions") were Future Water Supply and
Groundwater Regulatory Framework.
Go to SAWDF's Facebook page here to see SAWDF's and some of its supporters' testimony
We are fundraising for SAWDF's public information campaign and our other perennial functions as an aquifer watchdog, including the costs of the LCRA contested case (go here to read about our earmarked donations). Watch our short video on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer, the source of water for Milam, Burleson, Lee and Bastrop counties and then follow the link on our Facebook page to the donation page (or go here on this website).
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