SAWS (San Antonio’s public water utility) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA, a quasi-governmental agency) have joined the ranks of private water marketers in the groundwater conveyance business.
In so doing, they are bringing citizens across Texas and the partisan divide together – whether we like it or not!
Keep reading for more on what you can do.
Ever since SAWS’ 2014 push for the Vista Ridge “San Antone Hose” water pipeline to Burleson County, the burden on SAWS ratepayers and our entire region has remained opaque. (We tried to get this well-documented Vista Ridge white paper out. It was never disputed by SAWS.)
It’s all coming into focus now. SAWS lobbyists are pushing this session for legislation to allow SAWS to sell Edwards Aquifer water outside its area. Guess whose water will make the difference? That's right. It's those who live over the Simsboro 142-miles away!
Vista Ridge -- SAWS' "game changer -- is purely about real estate development and pure greed, NOT about sustainable development.
Now enters the LCRA pushing for another "mega-permit" for 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year from the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District. Bastrop landowners showed up in force at Monday’s Senate Water and Rural Affairs Committee.
Here’s what you can do!
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PPS Hoping to see some of you lovely people on Sunday at the Back 9 Bar on Hwy. 71 in Bastrop for fun and games starting at noon. More at https://www.simsborowaterdefensefund.org/events