Water is a precious resource—all Texans must conserve and protect it.
So WHY did the TCEQ send a letter to POCG stating that application permit parts 1 and 2 are “technically complete” in POCG’s bid to place a landfill over a recharge zone of one of the largest fresh water aquifers in the state of Texas? [Letter to POCG from TCEQ dated 4-4-2013]
When Judith Zaffirini, State Senator District 21, charged to protect the interests of families in her district “opposes the site”. [Letter from Judith Zaffirini to Bryan Shaw (Chair and member of the TCEQ) dated 10-18-12]
When John Kuempel, State House of Representatives District 44, states that an ‘overwhelming majority of citizens, landowners and water authorities located in Guadalupe County and surrounding counties have raised significant concerns with the permitting’ and writes that he expresses ‘adamant opposition’. [Letter from John Kuempel to Zac Covar (Executive Director of the TCEQ) dated 8-23-12]
When the Schertz-Sequin Local Government Corporation states that that they are ‘opposed to the proposed landfill because of its location over the recharge zone of the Carrizo/Wilcox Aquifer’, and states that the site is ‘unsuitable for a landfill’. [Letter from Schertz-Sequin to Zac Covar (Executive Director of the TCEQ) dated 07-2-12]
When the the City of Sequin opposes the landfill and states ‘a reliable source of public water supply defines the county’s most immediate interest.’ [Resolution 2012R-74 dated 7-16-12]
When Guadalupe and Wilson County opposes the landfill stating in a resolution that ‘the proposed landfill may pose a threat to both quality and long-term availability of groundwater as a reliable source of publicly supplied water’ [Guadalupe County Resolution No.06262012-5-H dated 6-26-12] [Wilson County Resolution dated 8-13-12]
When Alamo Area Council of Governments withdraws its support of the landfill [Letter to Zak Covar (Executive Director of TCEQ) dated July 6, 2012].
When the Guadalupe County Groundwater Conservation District charged with protecting the water resources in Guadalupe County asks the TCEQ to ‘return the application for a land use compatibility decision’ and ‘avoid the further wasting of the important public resources of the TCEQ, Canyon Regional Water Authority, Schertz/Sequin Local Government Corp, Springs Hill Water Supply, City of Sequin, Guadalupe County, our district and other key stakeholders’ [Letter to Zak Covar (Executive Director of the TCEQ) dated 7-3-12]
When the San Antonio Water System states that ‘it presents a significant potential risk to the municipal and domestic water supplies being developed in the area’. [Letter to the TCEQ dated 10-31-12]
When Canyon Regional Water Authority clearly states that the Landfill is above the upper Wilcox Aquifer, that the proposes site that had previous drilling activity creating an added danger, the landfill is located near the Manford Fault and the surface hydraulic process, particularly the overland flow into Nash Creek arising out of landfill provides another potential source of pollution into the recharge zone. [Letter Zak Covar (Executive Director of the TCEQ) dated 7-3-2012]
We urge the citizens of Texas to ask the WHY our water is not being conserved and protected.