Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance http://tpr.org en The Source: Calls For Development Freeze Over Recharge Zone http://tpr.org/post/source-calls-development-freeze-over-recharge-zone <p>Water conservation advocates are calling on the San Antonio Water System to cease permits for service to new developments over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone until a plan for growth can be established. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance wants to ensure less ground cover for the area that refills our water supply. </span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:50:41 +0000 Paul Flahive 35552 at http://tpr.org The Source: Calls For Development Freeze Over Recharge Zone Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Calls For SAWS Moratorium On Development http://tpr.org/post/greater-edwards-aquifer-alliance-calls-saws-moratorium-development <p>The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance is calling on the San Antonio Water System to place a moratorium on the construction of new developments in Northern Bexar County over concerns of sewer lines under creekbeds.</p><p>There are several new housing developments under construction in the Hwy. 218 and TCP Parkway area. The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance claims it has seen diminished water quality over the last few years due to new developments.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:44:43 +0000 Joey Palacios 35517 at http://tpr.org Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Calls For SAWS Moratorium On Development Edwards Aquifer Authority Declares Rare Wintertime Stage 3 Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/edwards-aquifer-authority-declares-rare-wintertime-stage-3-restrictions <p>In a rare move for this time of year, the Edwards Aquifer Authority has declared Stage 3 water restrictions.</p><p></p><p>SAWS customers need not worry. A spokesperson tells TPR there is enough reserve water on hand at its Carrizo Aquifer storage site in southern Bexar County to not impose restrictions on its customers. But, SAWS itself will have to reduce its pumping out of the Edwards Aquifer by 35 percent.</p><p></p><p>SAWS, along with small municipalities like Universal City and Alamo Heights, are permit holders of the EAA. SAWS happens to be the largest permit holder.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:53:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 23662 at http://tpr.org Edwards Aquifer Authority Declares Rare Wintertime Stage 3 Restrictions SAWS Stands Firm In Decision To Serve Neighborhood Near Bracken Bat Cave http://tpr.org/post/saws-stands-firm-decision-serve-neighborhood-near-bracken-bat-cave <p>A trio of opponents against a proposed community near the Bracken Bat Cave once again appealed to the San Antonio Water System to rescind its decision to provide the area with water and sewer service.</p><p>The board made that decision in March, and by law is required to provide service to developments in its coverage area.</p><p>SAWS spokesperson Greg Flores said the water provider is not backing down from its position.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:13:27 +0000 Ryan Loyd 14198 at http://tpr.org SAWS Stands Firm In Decision To Serve Neighborhood Near Bracken Bat Cave Aquifer Alliance Says SAWS Has Alternative In Bat Cave Controversy http://tpr.org/post/aquifer-alliance-says-saws-has-alternative-bat-cave-controversy <p>The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality can issue a variance to its rule that SAWS provide water to the Crescent Hills Subdivision, which is located near the Bracken Bat Cave.</p><p>SAWS has said it has no choice but to provide the sewer and water mains because of its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, but GEAA Executive Director Annalisa Peace said the group's attorneys have research the issue and say the TCEQ can change the certificate at the request of SAWS.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:12:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 14084 at http://tpr.org Aquifer Alliance Says SAWS Has Alternative In Bat Cave Controversy Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Supporting 38 Bills In Current Legislative Session http://tpr.org/post/greater-edwards-aquifer-alliance-supporting-38-bills-current-legislative-session <p>The <a href="http://www.aquiferalliance.org/" target="_blank">Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance</a> has released its legislative agenda for the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">throwing its support behind 38 bills&nbsp;that promote water conservation and water quality, call for better funding of state parks, and improve coordination between various agencies dealing with water.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:07:38 +0000 Eileen Pace 9006 at http://tpr.org Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Supporting 38 Bills In Current Legislative Session