Take Action to Avert a Manmade Crisis, Vista Ridge & pro-democracy reform.

We just held a conference call to discuss the controversial Vista Ridge (aka the “San Antone Hose) mega-water pipeline slated to begin pumping on April 15th and full bore pumping this summer. You might remember, we started a municipal petition drive for the SAWS Accountability Act, but that’s on hold until the coronavirus crisis is over. We all realized this is not a time to allow a totally manmade crisis to unfold on the most valuable resource on this earth[…]

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San Antonio’s Growing Water Crisis

Policies that Hasten San Antonio’s Growing Water Crisis, by Dr. Terry Burns, Alamo Sierra Club Chair. Water is necessary for health, hygiene, and life itself; it is a human right. At our February General Meeting, Meredith McGuire, PhD, Professor Emerita of Trinity University, will discuss how many local policies, climate change, and inequities in access to affordable clean water intersect to hasten our water crisis in San Antonio. Tuesday, February 18th Doors open at 6:00 pm; announcements at 6:15; program starts at 6:30[…]

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SAWS Accountability and an audit of Vista Ridge

Is it not time for SAWS Accountability and an audit of Vista Ridge?! In 2014, when the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the then City Council, put the bums rush (30 days) on the Vista Ridge water pipeline project, we united across the 142-mile pipeline to urge a careful look at consequences of the Vista Ridge water pipeline. The Council was warned that it could not only do harm to the infinitesimally slow recharging aquifers underlying Burleson County, but[…]

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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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Vista Ridge Coalition Meeting

This could well be the most important meeting of the Vista Ridge Coalition yet. We’re going to discuss where the San Antonio City Council is at about looking under the hood of the Vista Ridge (aka “San Antone Hose”) water pipeline project barreling down the tracks, slated for pumping in April. If you care about soaring SAWS water rates (up 52% over the last 5 years mostly due to Vista Ridge) AND the life of an aquifer 142 miles northeast[…]

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Giving to these 2 ALL volunteer outfits!

Many thanks to you early givers this morning for giving to these 2 ALL-volunteer outfits! To clarify, we at LIV are suggesting that for #GivingTuesday today and throughout the month, you give to two ALL VOLUNTEER entities and ask your friends to do the same. ►Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund. The water defense fund is a 501c3 non-profit. Their donations are matched and provide a tax-deducation for givers. You can give to the water defense fund on their Facebook here[…]

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