ASR Operational Permit – Ruby Ranch WSC

Timeline 2017 In March 2017, the TCEQ granted permission to conduct an Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) pilot project at Ruby Ranch. 2019 In March of 2019, an extension was granted to continue the pilot project. In December 2019, TCEQ’s Water Supply Division granted the authorization for Ruby Ranch to use the ASR recovered water […]

Evolution of Sound Policy

Evolution of Sound Policy. Since 1904, the legal framework applied to groundwater resources in Texas has been the common law  “Rule of Capture.”  Texas is the only western state that still governs groundwater based on this legal doctrine that provides a landowner the right to capture and develop water beneath their property. the courts have […]

Well Registration Online Form

Check this BSEACD interactive map to determine if you are located in the BSEACD jurisdiction (blue and green areas are in District).  If you are not in the blue or green area then you may be located within the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District jurisdiction. Well owners in the HTGCD should register wells here. <<BSEACD Well Owners should […]

Rules for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Projects

Notice is given that a Public Hearing by the Board of Directors of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) will be held at the District office located at 1124 Regal Row, Austin, Texas, during its Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. for the following purpose: The Public Hearing concerns proposed […]

Management Plan Revisions

The 2013 Board adopted Management Plan is set to expire on January 8, 2018. The Board has drafted revisions and updates to the management plan. A Public Hearing is scheduled for September 28, 2017 in which the Board may take action to adopt the Plan. DRAFT 2018 Management Plan

Limited Production Permits – Annual Meter Readings Due 9/5/17

On July 16, 2015, The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District) adopted amendments and revisions to the Rules and Bylaws that relaxed conditions and requirements for Limited Production Permits as listed below: Equip the well with a meter and submit annual meter readings by September 5th of each year; Produce no more than 500,000 gal/yr; […]

Production Permit Application – Electro Purification

UPDATE: Electro Purification LLC (EP) submitted a production permit application in July 2017. Their permit application was contested and it never reached the District’s Board of Directors for a decision. To date a production permit has not been issued and is not pumping from their wells. The District recently learned that EP has terminated their corporate […]