• Vista Ridge: Don't California Our Water!

    THIS IS SAWDF'S MESSAGE TO VISTA RIDGE

    1913 was the beginning of the end for the fertile Owens Valley in California, fed by Owens Lake that was in turn nourished by the Valley's groundwater. That year, Los Angeles tapped that groundwater, 233 miles away, to feed its growth. Thirteen years later, the valley was a desert and the lake was a completely dry dust bowl and air polluter. At what price growth of San Antonio?

    How to file a protest of a permit or permit amendment in the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District

    How do you say "enough is enough" to Vista Ridge's permit amendments by October 3, 2019?

    Actually, you have to say it by September 26 --- here's how it works --- see the Steps below.

     

    Vista Ridge pipeline will stretch over 140 miles with the most expensive water in Texas on board, starting April 2020

    Here's the 60-inch pipe that will carry 16 billion gallons per year from our aquifer (the Simsboro) to San Antonio under the original permit.

    There is an existing permit for over 16 billion gallons that was granted years ago. That permit will surely allow damage to our precious Simsboro over the next 30 years (the term of Blue Water --Vista Ridge's promise to deliver 16 billion gal/year to San Antonio through a 60" pipeline that stretches over seven Texas counties.

    The pending permit amendments will increase pumpage in the Simsboro by another 4,000+ acre-feet, for a total of 18.5 billion gal/yr.

    Here's the 60-inch pipe that will carry 18.5 billion gallons per year from our aquifer (the Simsboro) to San Antonio if these amendments pass --- we wish we could tell you why Vista Ridge wants more water but the Post Oak District's general manager didn't bother to ask why or doesn't want to tell us why --- all we know is that Vista Ridge isn't saying.

    There is an existing permit for over 16 billion gallons that was granted years ago. That permit will surely allow damage to our precious Simsboro over the next 30 years (the term of Blue Water --Vista Ridge's promise to deliver 16 billion gal/year to San Antonio through a 60" pipeline that stretches over seven Texas counties.

    Read on to find out how you can get informed and get involved in the permitting decision for these amendments --- this could be your best chance to stand up and speak against Vista Ridge

    Even if you don't file a Protest, please come to the October 3 hearing at Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District offices at 310 Main St. Milano TX at 5:30 p.m. and speak your heart about your concerns for your water. When Vista Ridge says the impacts of their pumping won't amount to much, they can say that because they don't think affecting YOU is an "impact".

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