A planned crude oil and condensate pipeline across the Texas Hill Country would cross over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone on its route from West Texas to south of San Antonio, according to a map obtained by the Rivard Report.
A set of slides from Houston-based pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners dated September 2019 includes a route map that shows the pipeline extending from Midland County to Wilson County, crossing Upton, Reagan, Crockett, Schleicher, Sutton, Edwards, Real, Kerr, Bandera, Uvalde, Medina, Frio, and Atascosa counties along the way. The route would put the pipeline over the area where water recharges the Edward Aquifer, the main drinking water supply for 2 million people in the San Antonio region.
Although the slides appear to come from a Powerpoint presentation, it’s not clear who the audience was. Rick Rainey, vice president of public relations for Enterprise Products Partners, did not respond to phone messages and emails Wednesday and Thursday seeking comment.
Read more from Brendan Gibbons with the Rivard Report here.