Sediment Impacts to Wells Near Kinder Morgan Construction Site and Intent to Sue

Hays County puts brakes on gas pipeline project, (Austin American Statesman, 4/23/2020) Commissioners Court Votes to Rescind Road Permits for Permian Highway Pipeline (Hays Co. Press Release, 4/22/2020) Accident Along Permian Highway Pipeline Construction Site Contaminates Hill Country Wells, (Spectrum News 4/20/2020) Drilling fluid spill sparks pipeline lawsuit, (Wimberley View, 4/16/2020) TESPA issues notice of … Continue reading Sediment Impacts to Wells Near Kinder Morgan Construction Site and Intent to Sue

One Water

In mid-February, the Friends of Blue Hole held a learning series seminar focused on One Water principles, which seek to optimize water use by linking creative and thoughtful use of groundwater, surface water, rainwater, storm water, and wastewater.  Wimberley ISD’s Blue Hole Primary is set to be the first One Water campus, and as such … Continue reading One Water

Parks and Open Spaces

The Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission (POSAC) had its second meeting using a virtual platform on March 25th.  Highlights included a briefing by Commissioner Lon Shell, an overview of past bond initiatives and the Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan by county staff, and discussion of the most inclusive way to compile … Continue reading Parks and Open Spaces

April Hydro Report

In March and the beginning of April, there were several small rain events and the Blanco watershed received between 1.9 to 4.7  inches of rain (according to Edwards Aquifer Authority weather stations).  Soil moisture sensors show a measurable response in the shallow soils, but the deeper sensors indicate that soils are not fully saturated.  Both … Continue reading April Hydro Report

WVWA Covid-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly uncharted waters.  Staff at the WVWA have moved to remote collaboration and are heeding the social distancing advice and shelter in place order of our public officials. (COVID-19 Information for Hays County Residents) With technology, many of the key discussions continue through online forums.  As you’ll see in the updates … Continue reading WVWA Covid-19 Response