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2012-02-23 / Front Page

LPGCD to Face Challengers

The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (LPGCD) will face two challengers in the next couple of weeks, each challenger coming at LPGCD from different angles.

End Op, L.P., a water marketer who plans to sell water to the Hays/Bexar county area, and points beyond, has submitted a petition to appeal Groundwater Management Area 12 Desired Future Conditions ( DFC), claiming that LPGCD is too strict, turning down too many applications for drilling permits. Their assertions will be aired at a hearing on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at the Milano Civic Center, 120 West Avenue East, in Milano.

Then, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, members of the LPGCD Board of Directors will return to Milano for another hearing on a petition to appeal the DFC, submitted by Environmental Stewardship, an environmentalist group that claims that LPGCD is permitting too many wells. They assert that LPGCD is allowing permitted wells to lower the water level in the aquifer to a point that it will have adverse effects on spring and river flow. The environmentalists claim LPGCD is allowing mining of the aquifers.

These hearings are open to the public.

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