Landowners debate pipeline

Earlier this year 75 landowners in Comal County and 100 landowners in Kendall County received letters from South Comal Water Supply Corp (SCWSC) stating their property was being considered as sites to build a water pipeline to supply water to subdivisions south of Boerne as well as to State Highway 46 and Bulverde South subdivisions.

SCWSC is partnering with Texas Water Supply Co. LLC (TWS) and Water Exploration Co., Lt. (WECO) to pump water from the Trinity Aquifer on DTB Investments’ property near Camp Bullis in Bexar County near the Comal County line.

None of the property owners have signed agreements at this date. Jason Schwarz, whose family has owned the property in that area for over 100 years, is opposed to the plan. “There are three main issues: TWS has shown a complete lack of respect for the landowners; the plan calls for tearing up property including hundreds of large oak trees; the plan could harm the aquifer levels if they pump the reported amounts in the plan.” Schwarz goes on to explain that TWS is offering extremely low amounts for using the easements – much lower than the value of the property. And once the construction of the pipeline destroys the land, the value goes down even more… Read more from Hill Country Weekly