Coalition Asks that Desired Future Conditions be Protected in Permits

PERMIT THIS NOT BANKRUPTCYThe Forestar, End Op, and LCRA applications will harm existing permitted wells, the environment, and are far in excess of the DFC and MAG (defined below).  We, a coalition of Environmental Stewardship, Neighbors for Neighbors, Lost Pines Sierra Club, and Groups United to Advocate Responsible Development “GUARD,” believe that, if permitted at all, individual permits should first be reduced to levels actually supported by the application and then all permits reduced overall as necessary to an aggregate level that, including existing permits, protects the Adopted Desired Future Conditions.  In summary, if permitted at all, Forestar and End Op qualify for less than 5% of the water they are seeking.  In addition, the District needs to factor in the impact of existing permits before issuing any new permits. This has not been done. 

* DFC = Desired Future Conditions as determined by Groundwater Management Area 12 (GMA-12)
MAG = Modeled Available Groundwater as determined by the Texas Water Development Board

Aqua Water Supply Corporations has request a contested case hearing challenging the End Op, Forestar and LCRA permit applications.  A preliminary hearing will be held prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors on May 15th.
The Board of Directors needs to hear from the Citizens  
of Bastrop and Lee counties again on May 15th.
THE BEST VOICE OF THE PEOPLE …
IS THE FACE AND TESTIMONY OF THE PEOPLE.

PLEASE SHOW UP and COMMENT!!!    

The preliminary hearing will be held just prior to the
regularly scheduled Board meeting:

May 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm 
Bastrop Convention Center (location to be confirmed)   
1408 Chestnut St  Bastrop, TX 78602
The Regular Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm
Bastrop Convention Center (location to be confirmed)
1408 Chestnut St  Bastrop, TX 78602 

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