District Operational Changes – COVID-19

Update: Current District workplace operations have been extended through May 15th.

Effective Wednesday March 18, 2020, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District will be closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 virus until further notice. At this time, the District has imposed a number of operational changes in order to protect the public and staff, and to prevent spread of the virus. District staff will implement remote working operations full-time for the period of March 18th to May 15th. The staff will remotely accept calls from the public during adjusted business hours from 9am – 3pm M-F. The District will otherwise continue to conduct business and continue to fulfill its mission to the best of its ability during the these changed operations.

District Main Phone line: 512-282-8441

Brian Smith Ext 106
Brian Hunt Ext 107
Dana Wilson Ext 101
Erin Swanson Ext 108
Jackie Vay Ext 120
Justin Camp Ext 110
Kendall Bell-Enders Ext 112
Lane Cockrell Ext 111
Shannon DeLong Ext 102
Tammy Raymond Ext 100
Vanessa Escobar Ext 114

To assist you with your inquiries during this changed operational period please refer to the guidance below.

Contact our Regulatory Compliance staff if you have any questions regarding permitting, well drilling, or drought compliance. You may also visit our website at:  https://bseacd.org/regulatory/permits/

Contact our Education & Outreach staff if you have any questions regarding education programs, Well Water Checkup, or scholarship applications. You may also visit our website at: https://bseacd.org/scholarships and https://bseacd.org/education/well-owners/

Contact our Aquifer Science staff if you have any questions regarding water level monitoring, drought stages, well monitoring, or aquifer data.  You may also visit our website at:  https://bseacd.org/aquifer-science/drought-status/

If you have any questions regarding invoices, finances or administration, please contact our Administration staff via email or phone.

For general management questions contact Vanessa Escobar, General Manager vescobar@bseacd.org or ext. 114

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and update our procedures as needed. More information can be found on our website at www.bseacd.org.

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BSEACD is a groundwater conservation district charged by the Texas Legislature to preserve, conserve, and protect the aquifers and groundwater resources within its jurisdiction, which includes parts of three central Texas counties. It is governed by a Board of five elected directors and staffed with hydrogeologists, groundwater regulatory compliance specialists, environmental educators, geospatial systems specialists, and administrative support personnel.