With a crude oil pipeline over San Antonio’s main water supply averted – for now – City officials are weighing whether to oppose such projects in the future.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg want voters to approve redirecting a one-eighth-cent sales tax, now used for aquifer protection, to fund mass transit.
Commentary: Given the state’s hands-off, anti-regulatory culture, this week’s news should be celebrated cautiously as a welcome exception to the rule.
A proposed route for a crude oil pipeline that put it over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone will no longer cross the environmentally sensitive area.
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.
Over the next six months, the San Antonio Water System will be smoke testing sewer lines over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.
Conditions are looking perfect for tubers and paddlers to revel in rivers across the region over the weekend. The San Antonio, Guadalupe, Frio, and Medina, are all running higher than average.
From Bandera to Blanco, Hill Country residents are increasingly grappling with plans to discharge treated sewage into the region’s clear waterways.
The tunnels are necessary to bring water from far-away aquifers to San Antonio via the Vista Ridge pipeline.