Water districts differ on pumping models

Post Oak Savannah Ground Water Conser vation District board of directors met Tuesday in Milano and discussed a discrepancy in water models between itself and neighboring Lost Pines GCD.

A difference of 35 acre-feet in 60-year “Desired Future Condition” models was noted between the two districts. Hydrologist Steve Young said he hoped the districts could draw closer once more information is presented.

Last month, Lost Pines called a moratorium on pumping. Post Oak General Manager Gary Westbrook said the Central Texas Aquifer Coalition presented the difference in models as the POSGCD asking Lost Pines to change its numbers so they could pump more water.

But Young and Westbrook said the difference was based on a faulty 2008 measurement by Lost Pines, a miscalculation confirmed in 2009 by Lost Pines’ own hydrologist. “There is really no basis for that number,” Young told the board.

The board also awarded water conservation grants to the following entities: Lyons Water Supply Corp. (WSC), $208,834; Somerville, $215,812; Rockdale, $73,795; Cade Lakes WSC, $53,000; Gause WSC, $19,012; Clay WSC, $236,545; Marlow WSC, $39,000; Minerva WSC, $39,000; Southwest Milam WSC, $115,000.


Ground broken on first pipeline from Simsboro

MANOR—Cross County Water Supply Corporation broke ground on a 52-mile private pipeline project last Wednesday in Manor, the first project to pump from the Simsboro aquifer.

The pipeline will carry water from Burleson County to eastern Travis County and serve Pflugerville, Manor and surrounding communities.

Editor's note:  The print version of this story contained an error.  Former Williamson County Commissioner Frankie Limmer is connected with EndOp water company, not Cross County Water Supply. 

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