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TESPA Says Electro Purification Wells Require HTGCD Permit

Attend Important Water Meeting
Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District
Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 pm
Dripping Springs City Hall, 511 W Mercer St.

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) has been notified by the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA) that it intends to file suit on behalf of its affected members against Electro Purification (EP) and the landowners upon whose land wells have been drilled into the Trinity Aquifer. TESPA alleges that the HTGCD has jurisdiction over the Trinity Aquifer where the EP wells have been drilled and that such wells require a permit from the HTGCD. TESPA states in its notice that: "the activities described in this notice appear to constitute ‘illegal drilling' and ‘illegal operation' of wells, in violation of the Texas Water Code, Chapter 36 and the rules of the HTGCD." The notice was sent to the HTGCD by the Mundy Firm PLLC, the law firm representing TESPA.

The HTGCD has subsequently notified EP and the landowners of the notice of alleged violations of HTGCD rules and has posted an agenda item for a "Contested Case Hearing to include an Evidentiary Hearing" on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at their regular meeting beginning at 6 pm at the Dripping Springs City Hall. Parties will be allowed to present evidence and legal argument to the HTGCD Board of Directors.

This meeting of the HTGCD is an open, public meeting. CARD encourages you to attend and hear the deliberations. This meeting will include formal legal proceedings. You can download the Notice from the Mundy Firm PLCC and the letter from the HTGCD. The agenda for the April 15th HTGCD meeting will be posted at www.haysgroundwater.com.

- CARD Steering Committee


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