Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

HCPUA Board Meeting

Update on Water Sharing Rate Study.
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation of FM 150 Character Plan Project
Monday, December 14th, 2015
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Dripping Spring City Council Meeting

Consideration and Action regarding legal aspects of proposed ETJ transfer and related transactions with the cities of Kyle and Mountain City regarding the Dahlstrom's tract and Clark Wilson's Anthem Development Project.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

1. Presentation by FEMA regarding Regulatory Floodplain Map Revisions (GBRA River Basin)
2. Agenda item no. 17 - Proposed Amendment #2 revises the scope of the project from "construct north-bound ramps on IH-35 from Blanco River to Yarrington Road" to "reverse northbound and southbound ramp configuration on IH-35 from Blanco River to RM 150" and transfers the Design and Environmental responsibility and associated costs to TxDOT. The revised AFA increases TxDOT's financial responsibility to cover the construction cost of the expanded limits and larger construction project, with the County continuing to provide the original $200,000 contribution toward the construction costs.
Monday, December 7th, 2015

Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation

1. update on revised and restated water services agreement between DSWSC and LCRA (now the WTCPUA) - issues and possible action related there to
2. Doug Cones lawsuit (former general manager)
3. update on letter of intent with City of Dripping Springs on potential DPR project and possible action
4. water reuse in Texas and elsewhere presentation by Clint Walker of AquaStrategies - no action to be taken
5. Proposal by AquaStrategies on vetting future water management strategies and possible action
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Buda City Council

1. hiring an attorney (Kent Sick) for eminent domain proceedings for the HCPUA Phase 1A pipeline 2. staff report on Buda's BSEACD permit - regarding (1) can Buda request a change in permit to provide financial incentives to conserve water and (2) can there be a change in the rules to allow them to bank unused water in reserve for later use.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

HCPUA Board Meeting

• authorization of use of eminent domain for Phase 1A pipeline and pump station, as needed
• Interlocal agreement with Buda for cooperation in eminent domain proceedings
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 from 2pm until 8pm

Revised FEMA Maps Available to the Public
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Special Meeting

Public hearing on budget
Discussion on GMA9 procedures for public comments.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

City of Buda

Update on Water Sharing Agreement with Kyle and San Marcos.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Dripping Springs City Council Meeting

Request from Kyle and Mountain City for ETJ Release in regards to Anthem Project by Clark Wilson.
Monday, October 19th, 2015
Monday, October 19th, 2015

CAMPO Public Hearing

Kyle City Hall
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

HCPUA Meeting

•Update on Water Sharing Plan and recent discussions
•Discuss interlock agreement with Buda for cooperation on eminent domain proceeding
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Buda City Council Special Meeting

• Presentation and discussion with possible action on the Buda Water Conservation Public Information Plan designed by the Epstein Group
• Resolution giving consent to Sunfield Mud No. 1 to issue road bonds
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation on Long Term Recovery by Blanco River Regional Recovery Team
Monday, October 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs Water Supple Corporation

• Presentation by Tommy Koch on Forecast Water Demands, wholesale water providers and adopted Water Management Strategies in regional water plans and potential impacts on DSWSC
• Presentation by AquaStrategies on Forecast Water Demands of Dripping Springs compared to demands in Regional Water Plans. Proposal by AquaStrategies on vetting future water management strategies for DSWSC.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Kyle City Council Meeting

Letter Agreement with GBRA, San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda for Temporary Supply of Additional Water to Buda.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Buda City Council Meeting

Letter Agreement with GBRA, San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda for Temporary Supply of Additional Water to Buda.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation from BSEACD for funding to help with a revision to the Hill Country Trinity Groundwater Model (Conley - agenda item no. 5)

Additional items being considered by Hays County Commissioners Court:
no. 22 - approve ballots returned for improvements to Bill Kuykendall Road (Jones/Whisenant/Gonzales)
no. 27 - Consider resolution in support of collaboration of multiple agencies and groups to provide data collection equipment for Blanco River Basin (Conley/Ingalsbe)
no. 34 - Professional services agreement with LAN for Right of Way services on an as needed basis (Inglesbe/Conley)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Informational Meeting

Informational meeting of BSEACD - Come register your wells and get information on the newly annexed areas. First in a series of such meetings.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Buda City Council Meeting

Discussion and possible action regarding formation of a Water and Wastewater Steering Committee to review water supply and wastewater issues and make recommendations to city council for consideration and action.
Monday, August 17th, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Town Hall Meeting

Large community meeting regarding their new rules and annexation of Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

HCPUA Meeting

1. Update on Agency's Water Sharing Plan process and recent discussions regarding sharing options 2. Discussion and possible selection of a firm to provide independent utility rate consulting services in support of the Agency's water sharing program (both of these items relate to Buda's ongoing efforts to get GBRA water from Kyle and San Marcos)
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation by GBRA - put on the agenda by Judge Cobb.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Meeting

Informational come and go meeting on the newly annexed area.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

HCPUA Meeting

Update on agency's Water Sharing Plan process and recent discussion regarding sharing options.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Meeting

The BSEACD Board unanimously passed the proposed revisions to the rules at their meeting on July 16th to allow the district to administer the newly annexed area of the former "white zone" of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

There was a great turn-out of people and it was standing room only. People from all the neighboring subdivisions of the EP wells were represented, including Rolling Oaks, Sierra West, and River Mountain Ranch. Also present were Linda Kaye Rogers from the HTGCD and many representatives from TESPA. Ed McCarthy and Karen McBee, representing Electro Purification were there, as well as a staff member and an attorney from the City of Buda.

There was a July 9th deadline for the submission of written comments. The only written comments received by the District by the published deadline was from TESPA. Their comments were generally positive, but they requested the GMA-10 adopted DFC for HTGCD of a 0' drawdown, asserting that HTGCD's jurisdiction had extended into the annexed area at the time before annexation.

There was a proposed staff addendum to the proposed revisions to the rules: (1) clarification of the definition of the Upper Trinity Management Zone (2-1). The original definition may have left an upper connecting zone to the Edwards uncovered by the rules. (2) changed the language to the "applicable" DFSc and MAGs rather than any specific metrics (3.1.25). This change was in response to the submitted written comment by TESPA.

8 people made public comments. Louie Bond, Lila Knight, Laurie Luttrell, David Crowell, Malcolm Harris, attorney for TESPA (didn't catch the name), and Les Carnes spoke in favor of the adoption of the revisions to the rules.

Ed McCarthy, attorney for EP, requested that the board not pass the rules to allow staff time to "reflect further on the rules." He said he had been trying to work through the rules himself as it seemed as though they were a melding of two families, the Edwards and the Trinity. The definitions were not clear where they apply to which aquifer. He said there were problems with the definitions of "permit" (and he cited the various types of permits) as they weren't the same terms as used in the legislation or statutes. He said he would be glad to submit his written comments. He also said his were not significant criticisms. But there was a need for specific definitions for "unreasonable impact to neighboring wells" and "impact on DFCs" with respect to permitting criteria. He said that they need to know this since they have the burden of proof and need to be able to meet the standards. He also said the terms "temporary permit" and "regular permit" were not included within HB 3405 and "you might want to look at this" with respect to your definitions. He also questioned the exempt permit by rule of wells of more than 25,000 gallons a year (did he mean less ?) as that did not appear to be possible under the statute of Chapter 36. He had already run out of his 3 minutes and was still talking, so the president of the board had to request him to stop speaking.

Since McCarthy had raised some legal questions, Dupnik (general manager) suggested the Board go into executive session to discuss. The board's attorney, Bill Dugat, requested McCarthy's written comments. Although McCarthy had the comments written down, he refused and said he could submit them to the District in the morning. Dugat assured the board it was okay as he had taken "pretty good notes" on what McCarthy said.

After a half hour executive session, the board returned and passed the revisions to the rules (including the addendum) with no discussion. It was a unanimous vote.

Dupnik gave a brief update on activities related to the newly annexed area:
• Staff is streamlining the forms related to well registration that are online and for temporary permits.
• There will be a formal Town Hall meeting in the future, probably the first or second week in August. But they are still working on the scheduling. IT will probably be held at St. Stephens.
• Staff are working with EP on their future well test and have met with them several times.
• They are also working to continue to expand the monitoring well network.
• Dupnik assured the board they will be very deliberate on how they implement any determination of definitions of "unreasonable impact to existing wells" which is why there is currently no definition in the revised rules. This will be based on science and the staff is continuing to research the best way to determine this impact.
• Staff is meeting next week with TWDB regarding a model for the annexed area. This will be a very expensive, multi-year process, but the TWDB is highly aware of the importance of the area.

The District also hired Jeff Barton of Gap Strategies to help with public relations for the annexed area. A RFQ was issued and only 2 firms responded.

There will be an informal meeting next week at St. Stephens on Thursday the 23rd (come and go from 11:00 to 1:00) by the BSEACD staff. It will be the first of many meetings that they are calling "pop-up" meetings that they plan to hold on a weekly basis. The purpose is just to visit with people in the newly annexed area and to answer any questions about anything - how to register their wells; aquifer science; how to measure water quality in their wells; just whatever.

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Mountain City - City Council Meeting

• Anthem Development status report • Possible action on Interlocal Agreement with Kyle and Hays County • Possible action on Agreement with property owners (MC 150 LP) regarding Anthem Development
Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Meeting

The agenda included discussion and possible adoption of proposed rules to begin the process of implementing HB 3405.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Commissioner Mark Jones Hosts Town Hall Meeting

This Town Hall meeting will focus on the proposed interlocal agreement between Hays County, City of Kyle, and the Mountain City regarding an exchange of Mountain City's ETJ to the City of Kyle for the provision of water to the Anthem Subdivision.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

HCPUA Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda Item D3 - Update on Agency's Water Sharing Plan process and recent discussions regarding sharing options.
Monday, June 8th, 2015

Mountain City - City Council Meeting

Status Report on Anthem Development
Discuss and take possible action regarding Interlocal Agreement between Hays Co., City of Kyle and Mountain City on ETJ boundaries.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Meeting

Discussion of EP Well Field; legislative update; and draft MOU with EAA, BSEACD, HTGCD, and Plum Creek for data collection and evaluation of pumping impacts.

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Wimberley Flood Remediation & Restoration Meeting

There was a meeting at the Wimberley City Hall with a representative of the Texas Forest Service, Paul Johnson, who addressed three questions:

1. What should not be done that would harm the remaining trees along the river?
2. What can be done to save the damaged trees?
3. How can we develop a long term restoration plan for the valley?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency (HCPUA)

Item E-11: Update on Water Sharing Plan process and recent discussions re sharing options

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Kyle Planning & Zoning Commission

Consideration of 2 final plats for the Meadows at Kyle (Phase 5 and 6; a total of 90 lots) utilizing Goforth Water.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Mountain City Public Hearing

Discussion based on the proposed ILA with the City of Kyle and Hays County. Document may be viewed on the City of Mountain City website.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Meeting

Update on legislation, including SB 1440, regarding the extension of the BSEACD boundaries to include the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County; update on activities regarding EP well field.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation on West Travis County Public Utility Agency (WTCPUA)

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Mountain City - City Council

Will discuss a possible interlocal agreement with the City of Kyle for transfer of Anthem Subdivision ETJ. Like the City of Buda, Clark Wilson refuses to cancel his contract with EP although he continues to seek an alternative source of water.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Kyle City Council Meeting

Authorize negotiations and execution of an interlocal agreement between Kyle, Hays County and Mountain City to establish terms and compensation for County assistance in construction improvement of repairs to public streets within Hays Co and boundaries of Mountain City and release of ETJ within Hays County (relating to Anthem Subdivision).

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Buda City Council Meeting

Executive Session: deliberate with legal counsel for legal advice regarding the provision of public utilities within the City of Buda

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Texas State University:

Carlos Rubinstein, Chairman of Texas Water Development Board, spoke.

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Agency (HCPUA)

Update on the Agency’s Water Sharing Plan process and recent discussions regarding sharing options.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Buda City Council

Presentation by Graham Moore of the HCPUA on Phase IA infrastructure.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

TESPA Public Hearing

A public contested case hearing will be conducted on April 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Dripping Springs City Hall by the board of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. This hearing is in response to TESPA’s Notice of Violation that was filed with the District under the provisions of Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code. This is the first public legal proceeding in the fight to regulate the Electro Purification well field.

If you are concerned about EP’s wells and their potential impact on the adjacent community that will be affected by this proposal, then come and join in the public hearing on April 15. Please keep in mind that this is a formal legal proceeding. Please be respectful of the process and those conducting the proceedings as well as those that may be representing positions favorable to Electro Purification.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation by the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District related to hydrological studies and analysis associated with the Electro Purification groundwater project in Precinct 3. Discussion may include matters related to the EP project; proposed users of groundwater delivered from the EP project; alternative sources of water for proposed users of groundwater delivered from the EP project; and legislative matters related to the EP project. (Conley and Whisenant)
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation by representatives from Electro Purification regarding the results of their hydrologic evaluation.
Sponsored by Precinct 2 County Commissioner Mark Jones

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

Presentation of a Hydrogeologic Evaluation of the Electro Purification Project by LBG-Guyton Associates, on behalf of Braun & Gresham and Bill Johnson and Halifax Ranch.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

TESPA (Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association)

"TESPA’s legal team will discuss litigation plans and some of the science behind the legal theories. Other group leaders will also be included in this discussion."

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Hays County Water Planning Partnership

“Hays County: Water, Rocks, ‘Rule of Capture’ and the Future of our Native Plants”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD)

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGC) Board of Directors meeting

(1) update on HTGCD's role regarding EP including presentation from Al Broun on EP test wells and preliminary update
(2) installation of new telemetry well system close to EP well field (potential cost to install is $9,500 with donations appreciated)
(3) Executive Session: update on legislation and possible annexation of the unregulated portion of the Hays Trinity Aquifer

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Buda City Council

6:30pm at the Buda City Hall

(1) Workshop - LAN engineer Drew Hardin will give a presentation on the water supply projections - again
(2) Executive Session: Discuss legal issues related to water supply contract with EP, legal obligations, impacts and implications related to proposed resolution supporting state legislation regulating groundwater production in areas not within conservation or other districts and legal implications, impact and implications related to proposed state legislation regulating groundwater.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Rep. Isaac Press Conference on Hays County Water Legislation

Representive Issac and Senator Campbell revealed 6 new bills

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Mountain City - City Council

Update on Anthem Subdivision
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD)

Update on HTGCD's role regarding Electro Purification and Discussion of Feb 5th meeting with Hays County Commissioners Court.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Executive Committee of the Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Agency (HCPUA)

Discussion of Special Called Meeting of Hays County Commissioners Court Meeting Feb. 5th and Representative Isaac's Town Hall Feb. 10th to discuss water issues

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Representative Jason Isaac Town Hall Meeting on Electro Purification Water Mining in Hays County

Representative Jason Isaac Town Hall Meeting on Electro Purification Water Mining in Hays County

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mountain City - City Council

Will give a status report on Anthem MUD (if any is available) and Adopt a Resolution to insure all areas over the aquifers are in a groundwater conservation district

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court Round Table Committee on Electro Purification Project

All of the participants in the project will be represented along with our groundwater districts, the cities along the I-35 corridor, and our representatives in the Texas Legislature. Agenda items include concerns about the EP project; the short and mid-term water needs of the I-35 corridor; legislative needs to cover unregulated areas of the aquifer for commercial uses; the scientific studies needed to assess and evaluate the EP well field; and mitigation plans within the well field area.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District - Special Meeting

Update on Electro Purification Wells:
• Support of annexation
• Review area of annexation

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Area residential well owners meeting

The meeting is for discussion and response to the Electro Purification project. If you were planning on attending the Rolling Oaks Clubhouse meeting Sunday Feb. 1, please attend the St. Stephens meeting as the Rolling Oaks Clubhouse is very limited in space.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Meeting

"Discussion and possible action related to the Electro Purification Trinity well field located just outside of the District's boundaries including options for possible annexation"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HCPUA (Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency) Meeting

"Update and discussion on the status of the city of Buda's efforts to contract with Electro Purification LLC for groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer formation in Hays County"

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hays County Courthouse

"Discussion and possible action to develop an agenda for a special meeting of the Commissioners Court related to the proposed commercial use of groundwater from Precinct 3 by Electro Purification, LLC, Goforth Water Supply and the cities of Buda, Kyle and Mountain City" Conley/Whisenant

January 21, 2015

Goforth SUD (Special Utility District) Meeting

Half a dozen citizens attended the meeting and were greeted with a written statement from the President of the Goforth SUD Board (Debbie Sandoval). Goforth SUD Board went into executive session to consider an "Update on status of negotiations for easement acquisitions including consideration of letter seeking right of entry onto properties and consideration and possible approval of Order regarding responsibilities for easement acquisition." Laurie Bible of the engineering firm Lockwood Andrews & Newman (LAN) accompanied the board into executive session. The only action taken after executive session was a motion to waive the cost of Open Records Act from Commissioner Conley's request for easement acquisitions.
View Goforth SUD Board Statement
January 20, 2015

City of Buda

Buda City Council voted 6-1 (Angela Kennedy voted nay) to execute a contract for water with Electro Purification with the amendment that it contain a mitigation plan. Before deciding on the contract, the Council heard from over a dozen citizens including: board members from the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District and the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Groundwater Conservation District, who asked that they delay a decision until more data and analysis of impact on wells is available; Buda citizens who do not want to affect the aquifer; well owners near the Electro Purification well field; and Tom Sherman of Concerned Citizens for Texas Water Resources who travelled from Austin County and has had previous experience with Electro Purification. Hays County Commissioners Mark Jones and Will Conley also spoke, as well as Ed McCarthy, attorney for Electro Purification.
January 20, 2015

Hays County Commissioners Court

County Commissioners addressed the issue of the Electro Purification well fields for the first time. Commissioners heard from various speakers including: Ed McCarthy, attorney for Electro Purification, Clark Wilson and Andy Barrett of Anthem Development, and citizens of Hays County (David Crowell, Jim McMeans, Lila Knight). The Court discussed the fact they have very little power with regard to the regulation of water but they were concerned about the lack of any mitigation plan. Ray Whisenant also addressed the fact that he no longer has any interests in the drilling company, Whisenant & Lyle, which is currently drilling wells for Electro Purification. Commissioner Whisenant made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Conley, to create a committee which will meet in a public forum composed of Electro Purification, all the groundwater districts (Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, BSEACD, Edwards Aquifer Authority), Mountain City, Goforth SUD, State Representative Jason Isaac, and State Senator Donna Campbell. The motion passed unanimously. All meetings will be posted and open to the public.
January 15, 2015

Electro Purification Submits Letter to Hays County Commissioners Court

Electro Purification submitted a letter to Hays County Commissioners Court to provide them with “factual background regarding their activities in response to the recent splash of disinformation.”
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January 13, 2015

Commissioner Conley Releases Letter/Press Release

Hays Commissioner Will Conley Releases Letter/Press Release.
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