Editorial: Yes, San Antonio can improve transit and protect aquifer

Too often in recent months, the discussion over Edwards Aquifer protection and improving transit was framed as an either/or proposition.

Either San Antonio could improve transit, or it could continue to fund aquifer protection.

Such a limited view always struck us as a false choice. There is no reason why this community can’t improve transit and continue to protect the Edwards Aquifer, the region’s main source of drinking water. Both can be priorities. Naturally, then, we are pleased to see a viable path forward emerge at City Hall to achieve this balance.

The latest proposal would keep the Edwards Aquifer program with the city of San Antonio. But instead of using sales tax dollars to fund the program, the city would use revenue it receives from San Antonio Water System. This would provide $109 million in funding over the next 10 years for aquifer protection.

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