Media Advisory for August 10, 2016 For more info contact: Linda Curtis, 512-657-2089
Bastrop, Texas Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Expected to Capitulate to End Op, L.P. Water Grab
The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District has been under fire by water marketers,
Tomorrow night, Lost Pines GCD is expected to capitulate to End Op, L.P’s permit demand for 46,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year (about 15 billion gallons). End Op’s permit, together with the already permitted Vista Ridge “San Antone Hose” for 50,000 acre-feet by Post Oak Savannah GCD could usher in private water marketers’ strategy to have the Legislature roll over for the “California Water Model”, a proven disaster.
Landowners, residents and a number of community organizations are preparing for an accelerated clash in the courts, giving rise to a new non-profit organization, the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund.
Who: Founders of Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund
What: Lost Pines GCD Final Hearing on End Op, L.P. 46,000 AFY permit
Where: Bastrop City Hall, 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX
When: Wednesday, August 10, 6 pm
More background from Environmental Stewardship provided here. #