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Thank You to All Who Attended the Trinity Aquifer Protection Planning Meeting on August 19, 2019

“We must fight to protect our groundwater!” This is the new public cry that resulted from BSEACD’s July 29 vote to approve the Needmore Ranch LLC pumping permit for 289 million gallons per year.

On August 19, 2019, TESPA rolled out its Trinity Aquifer Protection Plan for a sustainable and scientific approach to protect our groundwater.

TESPA board president Jim Blackburn provided an insightful look back at the Needmore permitting process and HB3405.

Then Mr. Blackburn then mapped the way forward through legal actions, push for a moratorium on large-volume permits, key community actions, citizen well monitoring, and the dire need for a sustainable aquifer management plan in Hays County.

TESPA will be actively opposing the EP groundwater permit and will fight any large volume permits that threaten aquifer levels. Join us!

Handouts from Aug 19 Meeting at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church:

Jim Blackburn Presentation

TESPA Protection Plan

BSEACD Well-Monitoring Program

Community Engagement Form: How Far Will You Go?

Handouts from TESPA RALLY at Vista Brewing, June 2019:

Facts on Moratorium

Facts on Needmore Permit