Vista Ridge Resolution Coalition

Breaking News on the San Antone Hose!

We have some breaking news on the San Antone Hose! After years of bitter battles over Vista Ridge between the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, and landowners and other aquifer guardians, we must applaud Post Oak Directors (Milam and Burleson counties) for taking decisive action last Friday. Watch for news reports! Read our media release today and enjoy the moment. How long this moment will last, we cannot say. Vista Ridge is a mega-permit to export 50,000 acre feet[…]

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Vista Ridge danger to Edwards Aquifer

Vista Ridge is a serious danger to the Mighty Edwards!

It’s now become clear that Vista Ridge is a serious danger to the Mighty Edwards! We warned you back in 2014 that Vista Ridge (the San Antone Hose) was a threat to TWO aquifers — the aquifers underlying counties east of Austin — the Carrizo-Wilcox (and its Simsboro formation) AND the mighty Edwards Aquifer. Remember, we told you about how Gov. Abbott used his veto pen to turn The Hose back on SAWS’ House Bill 1806 last May, protecting the[…]

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LIV Newsletter: Oct. 21, 2019

LIV Newsletter: Oct. 21, 2019 ►Does LCRA need Bastrop’s groundwater?  No, they don’t. In three days of hearings last week (and still underway today and tomorrow, Oct. 21-22), LCRA has brought it on their naked selves. By refusing to answer the question of why they need a mega-permit for 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater every year from Bastrop, they have opened themselves up to the accusation they too have bought in to making central Texas one big rotting real estate play.[…]

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Does LCRA need Bastrop Groundwater?

“Does LCRA need Bastrop groundwater? They already have all that water in the Highland Lakes.” That was my Llano friend’s response when she saw this news on KXAN-TV that LCRA was in a legal proceeding pressing their demand on Bastrop landowners for a 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater (a “mega-permit”) from the aquifer underlying the Boy Scout Property – the Griffith League Ranch at FM 1441 and Highway 21. I sat through hours of testimony on Thursday and Friday. The testimony[…]

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LIV Newsletter, October 8, 2019

LIV Newsletter, October 8, 2019 A new LIV member recently asked us this very important question. Why are we so focused on water? We’re not. We’re much more focused on gold. The gold rush is on in Texas for our most valuable resource — groundwater — as big real estate has turned central Texas into one big real estate play. So on that cheerful note, here’s the good news. San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge behemoth got a little comeuppance[…]

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Construction or Destruction

Whining IS Allowed for PARTICIPANTS!

To us at LIV, Whining IS Allowed for PARTICIPANTS! Is the obsession to build massive unaffordable and unlivable metroplexes in Texas becoming intolerable to you? This is uniting rural and urban Texans who are catching the drift: ever rising taxes and fees, homelessness, concentrated poverty, increased public safety risks, and harm to critically important land and water resources. Fact:  San Antonio just won another dubious award — the highest poverty rate of the nation’s top 25 cities, surpassing Detroit!

Fact: The[…]

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what do you do when

What do you do when

What do you do when a critical resource for our present and future generations is endangered? Do you ignore it, sit on your hands, or even help the perpetrators? This is the essence of what far too many officials have done, so far, about Vista Ridge…aka the San Antone Hose.  Vista Ridge, scheduled for pumping in April 2020, is the most imminent threat to the water supply of Texas yet. It is hosing SAWS ratepayers with unnecessary 52% rate hikes,[…]

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LIV a little…see us in Bastrop, Caldwell, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth and more!

LIV a little. Come see us at these water and redistricting events in Bastrop, Caldwell, Austin, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Dallas and more real soon! Visit our EVENTS PAGE HERE — with more info below. Join us at one of these urgently important events! Bastrop, THIS COMING Thurs., Sept. 5, 7 pm TOPIC:  The Siege on the Simsboro Update
Bluebonnet Electric Coop Community Room, 155 Electric Avenue, Bastrop, TX 78602 If you care about protection of our most precious resource, show[…]

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