Development in Austin’s ETJ Threatens Groundwater Quality


Municipal Utility Districts, like the one proposed at Hays Commons, are often outside of city limits or within small communities, where there are fewer environmental protections.  Because groundwater supplies have expansive recharge areas, land use over those sensitive areas should be well-planned to safeguard community water supplies, groundwater quality, and way of life for those … Continue reading Development in Austin’s ETJ Threatens Groundwater Quality

TCEQ Pristine Streams Stakeholder Meeting – Aug. 31, 1:30-4:30


On March 30, 2022, TCEQ Commissioners voted to deny the Pristine Streams Rule Change Petition, but they opened the door for continued discussion with staff and stakeholders on how to better protect Texas’ pristine streams.  Nearly 5 months later, TCEQ is holding a Pristine Streams Stakeholders Meeting, so staff can present and hear from the … Continue reading TCEQ Pristine Streams Stakeholder Meeting – Aug. 31, 1:30-4:30

TESPA News Release: EP GONE HOME?


Our colleagues at TESPA sent out the following news release today (7/28/2022): According to records at the Texas Secretary of State’s office, Electro Purification LLC has been dissolved. The Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is moving through the required process of concluding the EP permit request. This news puts an end to a seven-year … Continue reading TESPA News Release: EP GONE HOME?

An urgent message to groundwater users in the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District


Spring flow and groundwater levels are at critically low levels. Most residents in western Hays County rely on groundwater for potable drinking water, whether from an individual well or a water utility like Aqua Texas or Wimberley Water Supply Corp. We need to reduce water use to preserve existing water supplies until we receive enough … Continue reading An urgent message to groundwater users in the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

Art4Water Sponsorship Invitation


While we have been protecting Texas land and water for over 25 years through shaping public policy, land and water stewardship, education, and conservation, this year we are celebrating a new era of advocacy that includes the language of expression, through the Art4Water Program. Art4Water increases support for Texas Water by hosting experiences, events and initiatives … Continue reading Art4Water Sponsorship Invitation