Many good and well-informed people have tried and failed to get SAWS officials and the City of San Antonio to order a proper audit of the $3B Vista Ridge water pipeline, the driver of 58% rate hikes over the last 5 years. We also want an end to the private profiteering involved in this unnecessary "public-private" project. We want the source aquifers protected from the very real threat of damage from over-pumping. And, it's important to us to protect the landowners whose wells are already being damaged, just one year into this 30-60 year project!
LIV helped to lead the coalition (SAWS Act PAC) that petitioned for a public vote on the SAWS Accountability Act. We suggest you visit the SAWS Act PAC "Questionnaires" page to see the answers from many of the candidates for San Antonio Mayor and City Council.
It's possible in the June 5th runoff election to elect a City Council majority to finally get the SAWS Accountability Act implemented, including an audit of the Vista Ridge water pipeline project.
Unfortunately, due to COVID, we failed to meet our 20,000 petition goal. Legal harassment -- using taxpayer dollars -- from SAWS and the City also definitely slowed us down.
The good news is that tens of thousands of San Antonians signed petitions and are aware of the problem -- and the solution -- to put the public back into our public utilities, including CPS Energy.
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We have a future in San Antonio and in Texas to mobilize voters -- independent of both parties -- to right the so many wrongs!