Commissioner Whisenant, Representative Isaac, and I met with the principals of Electro Purification around January, 8th 2015. We each expressed our concerns over this amount of water being distributed out of this area. Electro Purification and their representatives ensured us that the proper studies have been done and that they felt confident their project wouldn’t negatively impact the surrounding area or the Trinity Aquifer. I asked them to consider five points.
As of yesterday, the Precinct 3 office has filed Public Information Act requests with the following political subdivisions: the City of Kyle, Mountain City, the City of Buda, and Goforth Special Utility District. We filed these requests to ensure we have all information available in order to make the best decisions moving forward in our representation of the citizens of Hays County. We need to understand the entirety of the issue. If any information has been shared or discussed with these political subdivisions, access to that information will allow us to better assess the situation. I do not want to imply that these political subdivisions aren’t cooperating with informal request. I believe that implementing formal requests was simply the best way to move forward in a timely manner. Hopefully, the Precinct 3 office will receive information from these entities in the near future that helps us better understand the issues at hand.