On February 20, BSEACD sent Electro Purification a preliminary finding that EP's production permit application to produce 2.5 million gallons a day from the Trinity Aquifer has the potential to cause unreasonable impacts to existing wells. You can read the determination here.
As a result of this finding, under the District's Rules, EP has several options. First, EP can choose to submit avoidance measures and a compliance monitoring plan in addition to a mitigation plan within 30 days of this finding. The the District will evaluate these measures and plans to ensure that unreasonable impacts to wells will not occur.
Or within 10 days of this preliminary finding that EP's application has the potential to cause unreasonable impacts, EP can elect to directly refer the application to the District's Board for a hearing. If EP chooses this route, the District will conduct a hearing, and affected parties will have an opportunity to protest and the public may submit comments. TESPA will update its members on the status of the application and any opportunities for public participation.
Pictured above: Save Our Wells crew during EP water grab in 2015