New Law May Not Thwart Hays County Water Project

  • September 9, 2015
  • News

On a recent weeknight, nearly 200 Hays County residents packed into the Wimberley Community Center for what some described as a celebration.

Six months earlier, three times as many had stormed the place demanding state legislation they hoped would thwart a major water development project that could cannibalize their own supplies.

A bill passed — barely — days before the end of this year’s legislative session, resurrectedafter a rare about face by the House parliamentarian. Enacted weeks later, state Rep. Jason Isaac’s House Bill 3405expanded the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to encompass a previously unregulated Trinity Aquifer well field in western Hays County owned by Houston-based Electro Purification… Read more from the Texas Tribune