League of Independent Voters of Texas
 

Advisory       

Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Hearing                                     
Wednesday, August 13th, 7 pm, Bastrop Convention Center
1408 Chestnut, Bastrop, Texas



Lee Countians prepare for the fight ahead to stop the water grab
and to protect local aquifers -- Aug. 7, Giddings
, Lee County, Texas

Lee and Bastrop County Landowners Get Hearing
by Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District
LPGCD Could Also Decide End Op, L.P.'s
Permit for 46,000 Acre-Feet/Year

In the most watched groundwater battle in Texas:  For over a year, landowners of Lee and Bastrop counties facing massive withdrawals of groundwater by two water marketers -- Forestar Real Estate Group and End Op, L.P. -- have challenged End Op, L.P.'s application for 56,000 acre-feet per year of Lee and Bastrop counties' groundwater (their challenge to Forestar's application for 45,000 acre-feet per year was not filed in time). Now they are seeking a hearing to overturn an Administrative Law Judge's decision denying them a voice in the contested case between Aqua Water Supply Corporation and End Op, L.P.  End Op is now seeking a permit for 46,000 acre-feet per year of Lee and Bastrop counties' groundwater.

Landowners, Bette Brown, Darwyn Hanna, Andrew Meyer and Environmental Stewardship, through their attorneys, will have an opportunity to argue their appeal of the Judge's decision, as will End Op, L.P.  End Op is controlled by former Williamson County Commissioner, Frankie Limmer.

There will be opportunities to interview the public as many landowners (including those named above) and residents from both counties will attend this very important hearing.

For more on the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District and efforts to protect local aquifers, please visit Environmental Stewardship by clicking here.

For more information:

League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell