EP Ends Contested Case Hearing in Hays County (TESPA Press Release)


In a February 4th press release, TESPA explains that Electro Purification (EP) has ended the contested case hearing process.  EP’s permit application will be returned to the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, who had reduced the permit volume to a fraction of the original amount proposed by the applicant.  While this is good news, … Continue reading EP Ends Contested Case Hearing in Hays County (TESPA Press Release)

Blanco Task Force Engineering RFQ


The City of Blanco Council formed the Blanco River Water Reclamation Task Force in September 2020 to help identify engineering solutions that balance wastewater treatment, beneficial reuse, and water quality protection.  Protect Our Blanco (POB), Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA), and the Council have approved a Request for Qualifications for engineering analysis that will inform … Continue reading Blanco Task Force Engineering RFQ

Artesiana 3: Joe Day


Joe Day, Brother for Water Sacred Springs, Karst Mitigation, and Life in the Sky Forest In episode 3, we bring you Joe Day, a man who turned early retirement from an intense career dealing with disasters across the region into a pro bono passion for environmental education, watershed protection, and marketing sustainable economic development. Joe’s … Continue reading Artesiana 3: Joe Day

Jacob’s Well Flow Monitoring


The WVWA would like to applaud all the agencies involved in flow monitoring at Jacob’s Well.  As flow has declined and management decisions leverage these critical measurements, staff have been busy coordinating to ensure that the data are as accurate as possible.  Jacob’s Well’s gauge is an incredible example of collaboration from Federal to local … Continue reading Jacob’s Well Flow Monitoring

Hays County Reconstitutes the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee


Recently, the Hays County Commissioners voted to reconstitute the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) to help evaluate projects and allocate the $75 million bond funding approved through Prop A in November’s election. Through last year’s POSAC process, the Committee reviewed and ranked 18 projects designed to increase access to nature, better protect water … Continue reading Hays County Reconstitutes the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee