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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Breaking News! Vista Ridge and SAWS Face Investigation

SAWS Act PAC PO Box 33402 • San Antonio, TX 78265 210.807.7273 • www.SAWSAct.org For Immediate Release                                                 July 20, 2020 Contact: Media Secretary, Reinette King • 210.241.2683 Linda Curtis, League of Independent Voters • 512.657.2089 Vista Ridge and SAWS Face Investigation San Antonio, 8:00 am: Late Friday afternoon, July 17, the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (Milam and Burleson counties), which permitted the Vista Ridge water project in Burleson County, issued three stinging letters calling for an investigation,[…]

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Cuban Out for 2020

Yes, we know there’s so much going on your head is swimming. At LIV we say go with the flow — pun intended! Thanks to KABB-TV (FOX-San Antonio) for this excellent report on why a cross-partisan coalition is about to kickoff a petition drive for the SAWS Accountability Act. SAWS rates and Vista Ridge water waste is so scary even a pandemic won’t stop this creative homegrown petition drive — join in! Reply to this message if you’d like to[…]

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Putting the Public Back in Public Utilities

Do you think we need to put the public back in our public utilities? If you want to join our conference call, send an email to info@independentleaguetx.org or call our main line at 512.213.4511 or call Reinette King at 210.241.2683. We will send you instructions.  We would also love to chat with you individually before or after the call. The meeting is especially relevant for all those affected throughout the central Texas region by the decisions made at SAWS (San[…]

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Release/Advisory: SAWS No Press, Press Event

Advisory/Release                                               Media Event on Zoom, June 23, 6:30 pm SAWS No Press, Press Conference San Antonio, TX:  SAWS accountability activists couldn’t figure out why San Antonio’s public water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), held a press event without press present when their touted “game changing” water project — Vista Ridge — started pumping on April 15. They just found out. The independent San Antonio online news publication, The Rivard Report, reported SAWS Flushing Half of Vista Ridge Water as[…]

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SAWS No Press, Press Conference

SAWS No Press, Press Conference This clip appeared on KSAT-TV (San Antonio) on June 10, the day after The Rivard Report, San Antonio’s independent online news site, broke this Vista Ridge story wide open. SAWS apparently has been dumping 10 million gallons per day of the “most expensive water” in Texas, likely since April 15, the day it opened. LIV News reported to you on May 4 that it was odd that SAWS held a “press event” with no press[…]

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SAWS Accountability Conference Call

Join us for an important conference call to discuss plans to petition for SAWS Accountability. The petition drive, to place the SAWS Accountability Act on the May 2021 ballot, grew out of the efforts to achieve an audit of the Vista Ridge water pipeline, aka the San Antone Hose. Tired of getting screwed by SAWS? Join us, won’t you?! Read all about it and view the petition on this page.

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Construction or Destruction

Kinder Morgan punctures Vista Ridge!

Kinder Morgan punctures Vista Ridge! Thanks to Saturday’s Rivard Report we learned about Kinder Morgan’s “puncture” of the VR pipeline in Caldwell County! Check out the comments. One of them is by the very astute Board President of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, Milan Michalec. Other comments posted today are important to see how “what me worry” SAWS has minimized this breach. Meanwhile, we missed this May 6 Rivard Report piece by ace reporter Brendan Gibbons covering the April[…]

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