Needmore Water Grab Closer to Fruition – Landowners and Hill Country Groundwater at Risk

On Wednesday June 6th, the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) issued a ruling dismissing TESPA’s Motion for Summary Disposition in the Needmore Water LLC Contested Case, granting Needmore and BSEACD’s Motions and cancelling the Hearing on the Merits, which was scheduled for July 19th.

The result of this decision is that Needmore’s application will now at some point in the near future go before the BSEACD Board of Directors for final approval. This is a huge legal set back that means Needmore is now one step closer to gaining approval to pump 289,000,000 a year from the already taxed Trinity Aquifer… Read more from TESPA