The mission of The Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA) is to protect the Trinity and Edwards aquifers from over pumping, the springs that flow from this interconnected system, and the property rights of landowners who depend on and wish to conserve this precious natural resource.

The Trinity Aquifer is under siege. The springs and creeks which emanate from this natural resource, and the property rights of landowners are at risk. Today, more than ever before, this precious natural resource, which is vital to the ecology and economy of the Hill Country, is in peril. As the population in Central Texas continues to grow, water suppliers are searching for new sources of water, and the Trinity Aquifer is a target. Although groundwater pumping from the aquifer is already occurring at an unsustainable rate, more groundwater development projects are in the works. Current groundwater law facilitates the mining of our aquifers and elevates groundwater development over groundwater protection. TESPA is taking legal action and advocating for policy changes to ensure that groundwater in Texas is sustainably managed and landowners' property rights are protected.



Presentations by Vanessa Puig-Williams and Adam Friedman made it clear that groundwater threats in Hays County continue. Below are documents from the event that provide information on new drawdown models for the EP well field, facts about the call for a moratorium, and facts about the Needmore Permit.

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TESPA Press Release issued on June 28, 2019

TESPA & Hays County Citizens Deliver Rally Cry for Moratorium on Groundwater Permits On June 27, more than a hundred Hays County leaders, landowners and local citizens gathered in support of groundwater and aquifer protection at a public Rally hosted by the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA). At the event, TESPA delivered a solid program of facts and figures supporting the need for a temporary moratorium on large-volume groundwater permits. (READ MORE)

Facts on Moratorium

Facts on Needmore Permit