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Groundwater District vows to investigate Vista Ridge water waste

A rural groundwater district that regulates the pumping of aquifers used for the San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge pipeline is investigating whether the flushing of Vista Ridge water down a San Antonio creek meets the legal definition of waste.

At their July 16 meeting, all 10 board members of the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District unanimously voted to investigate whether the private companies that hold pumping permits violated the district’s rules and state water codes meant to stop water waste. Board members learned of SAWS flushing the Vista Ridge water down Mud Creek in Stone Oak on June 10, when the Rivard Report published a story about the discharge.

Read more from Brendan Gibbons with The Rivard Report here.