HTGCD delays DSWSC hearing until September meeting to give parties time to negotiate.

Thank you to all who attended the HTGCD meeting last night. TESPA presented its contested case request to the HTGCD Board. Additionally, DSWSC, represented by Russell Johnson, submitted its own contested case request on the HTGCD staff recommendation to reduce the amount DSWSC requested from 825 acre feet to 399 acre feet (over three years). To give TESPA and DSWSC additional time to possibly negotiate a settlement, the Board agreed to delay action on the DSWSC permit amendment until their next meeting in September. This is good news. TESPA and DSWSC have agreed to negotiate with one another. TESPA is hopeful that the parties can come to an agreement thatTESPA believes will provide increased protection to groundwater and surface water resources than the current, pending permit amendment application.