Edwards Aquifer 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 The Source: Saving Bat Colony All About Finding The Money http://tpr.org/post/source-saving-bat-colony-all-about-finding-money <p>The future of the <a href="http://www.batcon.org/index.php/get-involved/visit-a-bat-location/bracken-bat-cave/subcategory.html?layout=subcategory&amp;utm_campaign=bracken&amp;utm_source=external&amp;utm_medium=redirect" target="_blank">Bracken Bat cave</a>&nbsp;is far from resolved. The cave, which has the largest maternal bat colony in the world, made news last summer when Galo Properties announced a planned housing development near the cave. The announcement caused an uproar from both water conservation and bat advocates.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:04:25 +0000 Paul Flahive 32523 at http://tpr.org The Source: Saving Bat Colony All About Finding The Money The Source: Impacts Of Record-Setting Drought Restriction http://tpr.org/post/source-impacts-record-setting-drought-restriction <p>The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) imposed stage three water restrictions on April 10, the earliest in area history and only the fourth time ever for the "San Antonio pool." Despite summer being months away, residents are already being asked to restrict their water usage.</p><p>The EAA used the stage three restrictions for the first time ever <strike>last July &nbsp;</strike>in August of 2012, when the aquifer fell below the mandated 640 feet. All indications are that the drought will continue to get worse through the summer, but are people taking it seriously?</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:29:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 30916 at http://tpr.org The Source: Impacts Of Record-Setting Drought Restriction 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?