Edwards Aquifer http://tpr.org en City Leaders To Mark Progress Of Aquifer Protection Program http://tpr.org/post/city-leaders-mark-progress-aquifer-protection-program <p>With water on the minds of many, the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program is a citywide, long-standing effort to maintain sustainable water levels.</p><p>In April, the San Antonio city council will hear once again about the city's Aquifer Protection Program. It began around 2000, approved by voters to use 1/8th cent sales tax revenue to purchase land over the sensitive Recharge Zone in Bexar County.</p><p>In 2005 the program changed a little to include Medina and Uvalde Counties.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:15:46 +0000 Ryan Loyd 28190 at http://tpr.org City Leaders To Mark Progress Of Aquifer Protection Program The Source: Dueling Plans & Shortfall Scares, San Antonio's Water Future http://tpr.org/post/source-dueling-plans-shortfall-scares-san-antonios-water-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A study paid for by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce details the </span><a href="http://tpr.org/post/link-between-long-term-water-needs-and-san-antonios-economic-future" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">impacts of water shortages </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on the city's future growth. Jobs, spending, migration are all affected drastically if the city continues to grow without making proper accommodations, argues the study.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:34:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 27621 at http://tpr.org The Source: Dueling Plans & Shortfall Scares, San Antonio's Water Future 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 Edwards Aquifer Authority Declares Stage Three Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/edwards-aquifer-authority-declares-stage-three-restrictions <p class="Default"><span style="font-size: 16pt; line-height: 1.5;">With the lack of rain and the summer heat beating down the area, the Edwards Aquifer Authority is declaring Stage 3 pumping restrictions. It's&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 16pt; line-height: 1.5;">only the second time that the </span>EAA<span style="font-size: 16pt; line-height: 1.5;"> has declared Stage 3 for users of the San Antonio pool of the Edward Aquifer. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:47:35 +0000 David Martin Davies 15871 at http://tpr.org Edwards Aquifer Authority Declares Stage Three Restrictions SAWS Switches Water Source For Northeast Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/saws-switches-water-source-northeast-bexar-county <p>Residents in Northeast Bexar County will have a different water source for the next several weeks as the San Antonio Water System addresses water concerns from Lake Dunlap.</p><p>The affected area of customers are between IH-35 and IH-10, inside 1604 -- an area previously served by BexarMet. Those customers are now using Edwards Aquifer water for the time being.</p><p>SAWS Spokeswoman Anne Hayden said warmer weather in the shallow lake Dunlap caused algae to flare up.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 14434 at http://tpr.org SAWS Switches Water Source For Northeast Bexar County Speakers Protest Development At City Council, But Can Council Do Anything? http://tpr.org/post/speakers-protest-development-city-council-can-council-do-anything <p>San Antonio City Council last night heard three hours of pleas from opponents of a high-density housing development who said it will be the beginning of the end of the Bracken Bat Cave.</p><p>Dozens of speakers came to ask council to prohibit SAWS from building sewer lines to the Comal County project.</p><p>Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Executive Director Annalisa Peace told the council that the Crescent Hill subdivision will exceed the city’s 15 percent impervious cover limit by crowding houses together on a land just north of the Bexar County line and south of the Bracken Bat Cave.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:11:45 +0000 Eileen Pace 12270 at http://tpr.org Speakers Protest Development At City Council, But Can Council Do Anything? Environmental Group Asking Council To Overturn SAWS Sewer Agreement for Comal Development http://tpr.org/post/environmental-group-asking-council-overturn-saws-sewer-agreement-comal-development <p>A regional water watchdog group is asking for the City of San Antonio’s help in shutting down the efforts of a developer who wants to build a high-density neighborhood north of San Antonio.</p><p>The <a href="http://galoproperties.com/index.php?module=xarpages&amp;func=display&amp;pid=5&amp;itemid=3&amp;pagestart=6" target="_blank">Crescent Hill development</a> is situated on the banks of Cibolo Creek and has a San Antonio address. It advertises on its website that it is the first conservation development in Comal County, embracing the principles of sustainability and connectivity.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 18:54:51 +0000 Eileen Pace 12232 at http://tpr.org Environmental Group Asking Council To Overturn SAWS Sewer Agreement for Comal Development The Source: To The Batcave! http://tpr.org/post/source-batcave <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>The newly proposed Crescent Hills Development in Comal County sits near the entrance to the cave of the largest colony of Mexican Freetail Bats, Bracken Bat Preserve, and over the recharge zone or the Edwards Aquifer.</p><p>There are concerns over what the impact this development will have on both. We speak with representatives of Bat Conservation International and the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance on their concerns. Repeated attempts at contacting the developer weren't&nbsp;responded to.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:54:21 +0000 Paul Flahive 12233 at http://tpr.org The Source: To The Batcave! Aquifer Authority Elevates Uvalde Pool To Stage 5 Pumping Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/aquifer-authority-elevates-uvalde-pool-stage-5-pumping-restrictions <p>The Edwards Aquifer Authority officially declared Stage 5 pumping restrictions for users of the Uvalde Pool. This stage of the EAA Critical Period Management Plan requires permit holders to reduce their authorized annual pumping from the aquifer by 44 percent.</p><p>The EAA declared Stage 5 based on declining water level readings at the J-27 monitoring well in Uvalde. It has been officially confirmed that the 10-day average is below the threshold of 840 feet above sea level.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:36:28 +0000 David Martin Davies 8772 at http://tpr.org Aquifer Authority Elevates Uvalde Pool To Stage 5 Pumping Restrictions The Source Today: A Little More In Taxes And A Little Less Water http://tpr.org/post/source-today-little-more-taxes-and-little-less-water <p></p><p><strong>In the First Segment:</strong></p><p><strong>Guest - </strong>San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro</p><p>Today is the first day that San Antonio will be paying the extra sales tax for the <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/Pre-K4SanAntonio/about.aspx" target="_blank">Pre-K 4 SA </a>program, and with enrollment for the first two centers beginning in May and classes scheduled to begin in August there are still a lot of questions.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:57:18 +0000 Paul Flahive 8754 at http://tpr.org The Source Today: A Little More In Taxes And A Little Less Water