Reply: LCRA's Half-Truths and Misrepresentations
Excerpts from Commentary Submitted to Austin American-Statesman
The LCRA editorial presents several half-truths and misrepresentations as fact. Here's what we think:
From its inception, LCRA has done much good within its service area and is a major employer in Bastrop County. Its well-trained employees do effective and exemplary work. Its incursions into aquifer pumping are a mistake and are neither needed nor welcome in Bastrop County.
To steward resources as it claims to do, LCRA must engage in responsible management that protects our land and forests, our aquifers, the river/bay system, and the property (water) rights of all landowners. It must fully assess impacts of groundwater pumping on our resources and take the necessary steps to ensure their sustainability in perpetuity.
The following organizations participated in replying to LCRA:
Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund ~~ Friends of Bastrop Water
Environmental Stewardship ~~ Lost Pines Section Sierra Club
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