Three years ago, Hays County’s grass-roots Save Our Wells group took on a Houston-based company that found a regulatory loophole allowing it to pump millions of gallons of water from the already-strained Trinity Aquifer and sell it.
The dispute culminated in a legislative victory that brought a lawmaker to tears and placed Electro Purification’s project under the jurisdiction of a groundwater conservation district, alleviating fears that it would suck water from hundreds of residential wells in the Wimberley Valley.
But now that regulators are considering granting the company’s request to pump up to 2.5 million gallons per day from their well fields, some of the project’s most prominent opponents say their victory feels empty… Read more from