for Hays Property Owners
Tuesday, February 10th - Hays County Commissioners Court Meeting, 9:00am (Hays County Courthouse, room 301) FILL OUT QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE HERE-
Wednesday, February 11th - Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Meeting, 3pm (Kyle Public Works Building, 520 E. RR 150)
Thursday, February 12th, - Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, 6pm (Manchaca Volunteer Fire Dept, 655 W FM 1626, Austin)
Wednesday, February, 18th - Goforth SUD, 7pm (8900 Niederwald Strasse, Kyle)
Thursday, February 26th - Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, 6pm (Church of Christ, 470 Old Hwy 290, Dripping Springs)
What’s the truth about the Electro Purification wells issue?
True: 5.3 million gallons a day of our Trinity Aquifer water is to be taken and sold elsewhere –doubling what is currently being withdrawn.
True: That huge amount of water would put many Western Hays County wells, streams and springs in danger.
True: Houston-based Electro Purification’s exploitation of a regulatory loophole to grab Western Hays water is legal.
NOT TRUE: There’s nothing we can do. Continued...
by Patrick Cox, PhD (1/30/15)
Hundreds of residential wells in the Trinity Aquifer are threatened by Houston-based company Electro Purification (EP). This private company has secured contracts to provide water from the Hays Trinity aquifer for a minimum of 1.9 billion gallons a year to several public entities and developments - which equates to 5,830 acre feet of water. If one acre foot fills about 22 average size swimming pools, that's more than 128,000 swimming pools - almost unimaginable. Download the complete essay for actions we need to take...
Information about meetings to attend; elected representatives and other players to write or call.
Website devoted to the unregulated pumping threat to Trinity Aquifer