The Edwards Aquifer is a home to diverse fauna and is a drinking water source for the city of San Antonio and surrounding central Texas communities. Because it is a karst aquifer, fractures, caves, sinking streams, and sinkholes act as conduits to the aquifer from the surface. While this means that the aquifer recharges quickly after a rain event, it also means that any surface pollution from stormwater runoff or spills will directly impact the water quality of the aquifer, possibly impairing drinking water and affecting the sensitive ecosystem.
The TCEQ will conduct public hearings to receive comments about ways to protect the Edwards Aquifer from pollution.
The hearings will be held at the following times and locations:
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Tesoro Building, Alamo Area Council of Governments, Room 1A
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas (map)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
TCEQ Park 35 Office Complex
12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S
Austin, Texas (map)