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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Release: Simsboro Aquifer Under Siege, Independents Pray for Abbott Intervention in Post-Harvey World

Bastrop, Texas, Thursday, October 5, 2017: Some would say only God and Mother Nature “own” the Simsboro — humanity only stewards it. Residents of Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties are looking to enlist Governor Greg Abbott’s intervention in what they’re calling a manmade disaster in the making – the draining of the very slow to recharge Simsboro Aquifer by San Antonio’s Vista Ridge water project, aka “San Antone Hose”. The “Hose” is a “mega-permit” in the Simsboro just 30 miles east of the Governor’s residence, according to claims by the non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas.

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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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Torpedo this sneaky SAWS water amendment for the San Antone Hose!

We REALLY need your help to torpedo a SAWS Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose — Amendment #6 to Senate Bill 533 — at the last minute, just like we did in 2015. Remember, we warned you about last minute shenanigans!

Today, SAWS (San Antonio Water System) was in a court of law in San Antonio AND at the Legislature with another trumped up “emergency” to build the SAWS hooks up to the Vista Ridge Project (their $3.4 billion, 142-mile mass conveyance water pipeline) at the expense of their ratepayers and despite opposition by landowners over the “donor” aquifer.

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Time is flying! Legislature, remember our water & land???

Last minute changes to the Water Code are expected to come to the floor of the Senate TODAY by way of Rep. Lyle Larson’s (R-San Antonio) HB 31. Truthfully, Larson has already secured a big hand off for water marketers, especially Vista Ridge, with the passage of HB 2378. HB 2378 sets automatic renewals for export groundwater permits, enabling the water lobby to further maximize profits from mass movement of groundwater. This was unstoppable.

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