On Tuesday night, concerned landowners in Wimberley and Driftwood flooded the sanctuary at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church to attend TESPA's meeting about EP's groundwater production application at BSEACD and to learn about what options are available to landowners to protect their groundwater. Last July, EP submitted an application to BSEACD to pump 2.5 MGD a day of groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer. BSEACD predicts that pumping from...more
In July of 2017, Electro Purification, LLC ("EP") applied for a groundwater production permit at the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District ("BSEACD") for a Middle Trinity Aquifer well field in Hays County. The permit application indicates that pumping rates will be phased in over time with a maximum permitted pumping rate of 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD), or approximately 912 million gallons per year, pumped from seven...more
Many of you have been asking when to submit comments, whether there will be a meeting where BSEACD will discuss the permit, etc. Here is the timeline and procedure that BSEACD's rules lay out in hopefully a more digestible format.
BSEACD will send EP notice that its application is administratively complete and a PRELIMINARY decision on the permit on May 21.
Then the public will essentially have at most 30 days to comment (EP...more