A planned crude oil and condensate pipeline across the Texas Hill Country would cross over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, according to a map obtained by the Rivard Report.
Enterprise Products Partners is planning to build a new transmission line across the Hill Country that would almost certainly pass over the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer, the main drinking water supply for the San Antonio region.
While Commissioners Creek is the latest arena for a fight over wastewater discharge, similar conflicts are playing out all across the Hill Country, from Bulverde to Blanco.
Vanderpool residents residents had argued that the site was unsuited for the proposed 250-foot tower due to the delicate surrounding ecosystem.
Some residents say the proposed site for the tower, about 3.5 miles from the Lost Maples State Natural Area, is uniquely unsuited to such a structure.