Vista Ridge

Concerned about Vista Ridge? After you peruse this page, we redirect you to this webpage — SAWSAct.org — as a growing coalition in San Antonio prepares to begin petitioning for a public vote! Whether you are a SAWS ratepayer or an affected landowner, LIV asks for support for the SAWS Accountability Act, which includes an independent audit of the Vista Ridge Water Pipeline Project. Concerned about your water bill from SAWS? Know that Vista Ridge is responsible for 52% rate[…]

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Urgent Bastrop & Lee County Meetings!

Did you see today’s opinion-editorial by Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape? Way to go Judge! The League of Independent Voters is calling two special and urgent meetings. One for Bastrop County and one for Lee County: This Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 pm-3:30 pm, at the Bastrop Library (1100 Church Street, Bastrop). Next Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 6:30-8 pm, at the Giddings Library, 276 N Orange Street. Please pass this along and bring your neighbors! San Antonio Water System (SAWS) may[…]

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Vista Ridge Water and Money Grab! Join tomorrow’s conference call

Join our 9 am conference call tomorrow (Saturday, October 11) to get active in the League of Independent Voters of Texas. Reply to this message for call instructions or call us! Urban and rural Texans are joining together to fight San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge water and money grab. Here’s Austin’s Bill Bunch of Save Our Springs standing with Lee County landowners, Gary and Dorothey Gerdes, before the San Antonio City Council on Wednesday night. Together, we hit the[…]

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Release: The Tale of Two Endangered Aquifers

The Simsboro and Edwards Aquifers are endangered the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District and politicians who bow to the real estate lobby in Central Texas. This tale of two endangered aquifers is our story — the story of Texans who must fend for ourselves as our political leaders serve themselves.

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Michele Gangnes’ Comments to San Antonio Water System

I am a founding board member of the League of Independent Voters of Texas, I am a licensed attorney, and I have practiced law with a specialty in municipal and corporate finance for about 32 years of my 36-year law practice in the Pacific Northwest. I do not serve as legal counsel to the League, and I’m no expert on Texas public finance, but I have been eligible for inclusion in the so-called “Red Book” of public finance counsel since 1987.

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Don’t Fail us Now! Be in San Antonio — SOON!

We were in San Antonio on Monday to witness San Antonio Water System (SAWS) unveil a $3.4 billion contract for 50,000 acre-feet of water per year (AFY) from the Simsboro in Burleson and Milam counties. Yes, that’s the same aquifer Lee and Bastrop counties have been fighting to protect– for years. This aquifer recharges only 13,000 AFY, while water profiteers and hydrologists-for-hire say it is “drought-proof” — just like they said 50-years ago about one of the world’s largest aquifers, the Ogallala, now dying in West Texas.

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San Antonio Water Pipeline Watch Out!

San Antonio Water Pipeline watch out! This will drain the Simsboro, help pave over the sensitive aquifers south of Austin, and cost ratepayers big time. Who’s pushing this? San Antonio Water System under the pressure of the real estate lobby — specifically the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. It’s time to move on this if you don’t want your water grabbed. Come to San Antonio!

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