Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone


By: David Baker, Executive Director of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Assoc. WIMBERLEY, TX – A new Groundwater Management Zone has been proposed to protect sustainable spring flow from Jacob’s Well into Cypress Creek, often called the lifeblood of Wimberley. A Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone (JWGMZ) was recommended last month by a “Spring Flow” task force … Continue reading Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone

Cherryville Plans to Dump Sewage into the San Marcos River


An Alert From Our Friends at the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance We’ve informed you in the past about various Texas developments attempting to dump their treated sewage into our Hill Country waterways, but none of those developments rival Cherryville for sheer size. When completed in a few years, Cherryville will be an actual city of 25,000 – … Continue reading Cherryville Plans to Dump Sewage into the San Marcos River

A Review of Texas Water Legislation for the 86th Session


By: Cyndi Jackson – Woodcreek City Council Here are all the water bills that passed (and might affect us) excluding the amendment. Understanding critical water supplies, creative methods of re-using water, and enhanced protection against polluters underscore the water “wins” during this legislative session.  While not every good bill made it through, the ones that … Continue reading A Review of Texas Water Legislation for the 86th Session

Austin City Council Unanimously Opposes the Permian Highway Pipeline


Joining a great many other Central Texas communities, the Austin City Council on Wednesday June 19, unanimously approved a resolution opposing the 430 mile natural gas pipeline that energy company Kinder Morgan is routing through the Hill Country. With that, Austin joins the ranks of cities and counties, school districts, and businesses and organizations opposed to the … Continue reading Austin City Council Unanimously Opposes the Permian Highway Pipeline