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Conversations on Water Heating up at 85th Legislative Session

We’ve been tracking the latest in water news from the pink dome in Austin. This compilation of some of the most recent developments include conversations around a Hays County ranch looking to skirt groundwater pumping restrictions, a proposed law that would ban developers from piping treated wastewater into streams that recharge the Edwards Aquifer, and a commentary on the importance of protecting our state’s water resources.

Bills that would impact a Hays County ranch hoping to skirt groundwater pumping restrictions:

Water war boils back up: Legislation may roll back groundwater protections

Trio of bills related to water have Hays County officials, residents on edge

In Hays County, water fight springs anew

Commentary from the Houston Chronicle on the importance of protecting our state’s water resources:

Water woes

Bills we love! This trio of bills received favorable landowner testimony in committee and would ban the direct discharge of treated wastewater effluent into creeks and streams that recharge the Edwards Aquifer:

Three Bills Filed to Ensure Clean Water Recharges the Edwards Aquifer