Image of the sign I Oppose the San Antone Hose, map of the 142-mile pipeline for Vista Ridge

Water grabbers on run…help us whup ’em!

Landowners won a round in court on October 18, facing off End Op’s (now “Recharge”) water grabbing siege on the Simsboro in Lee & Bastrop counties.

The San Antone Vista Ridge Hose, on the other side of the same Simsboro aquifer, continues to lay pipe despite the financing nightmare unfolding on SAWS ratepayers and continued opposition by landowners in Burleson and Milam counties.

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Judge Hears Arguments on Landowners’ Right to Protest Groundwater Export, Ruling to Come

 SIMSBORO AQUIFER WATER DEFENSE FUND (SAWDF) P.O. Box 690 Elgin, Texas 78621-0690 www.simsborowaterdefensefund.org ~~Working for a legacy of aquifers that last forever~~ October 20, 2017 For Immediate Release Contacts: Michele Gangnes 512-461-3179 mggangnes@aol.com Travis Brown 512-560-0341 travisbrown983@gmail.com Judge Hears Arguments on Landowners’ Right to Protest Groundwater Export, Ruling to Come BASTROP – A state district judge in Bastrop on Wednesday heard arguments for and against the contention that four local landowners were denied their rights when they were excluded by[…]

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In Post-Harvey Texas Will Governor Abbott Allow a Manmade Disaster?

Is it possible that Governor Greg Abbott will intervene in this manmade disaster in the making – the draining of the oh so slow (in human terms) to recharge Simsboro – just 30 miles east of his residence? Some would say only God and Mother Nature “own” the Simsboro — humanity only stewards it. The Governor most needs to hear from you. His number is 512.463.2000. Ask for his intervention and pray for the divine too.

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RED ALERT! Stop the Vista Ridge Fast One on Tuesday — Milano, TX

This red alert signals a turning point in the Vista Ridge water project – aka the San Antone Hose.

WE URGE YOUR ATTENDANCE THIS TUESDAY – COME TO MILANO (MILAM COUNTY) on OCT. 3RD, 5:30 PM to put a halt to a fast one by the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District at its office, 310 East Avenue C, Milano, TX 76556. As usual, the fast one concerns yet another favor by the Post Oak District to Vista Ridge.

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Cedar Creek Residents Express Concerns at TCEQ — including video!

We are happy to provide a 29-minute video this portion of the TCEQ hearing held in Cedar Creek, Texas (Bastrop County) on September 18, 2017.  While you watch it, ask yourself whether this a proper location (Hwy. 21 near the junction of FM 812) for a waste transfer station? This is a high-growth area due to its proximity to Austin. Residents and County Commissioner Mark Meuth, who has long lived in this area, raised very serious and legitimate concerns about[…]

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Lee County Landowners and SAWDF Critical of Lost Pines District Permitting Practices

North Lee County landowners are speaking out on another commercial-size permit in north Lee County and have requested help from SAWDF to address their concerns. That area is also the site of the Forestar (USA) Real Estate Group’s commercial wells (recently purchased by Archway Water LLC), and is near End-Op/Recharge Texas’ proposed seven wells in Blue and the massive 33-well Vista Ridge Project in Burleson County.

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