The Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corp (SSLGC), Canyon Regional Water Authority and the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District have passed formal resolutions opposing the landfill. In the letter from SSLGC to the TCEQ, the major concerns are clearly stated:
1. The Landfill site is on top of the upper Wilcox, the source of groundwater in the immediate area. The upper Wilcox is composed of permeable medium to fine grain sandstones, mudstones and clays. This groundwater is subject to potential contamination through downward percolation of overflow or leaked water from the Landfill.
2. The Landfill site is located on or near the Darst=Manford Oil Field Fault or series of faults. These oil fields contain a number of artificial penetrations deep into the earth, some of which may not be known to the Texas Railroad Commission and/or may not be plugged properly. These faults/penetrations present additional ways contamination can spread.
3. The Landfill site is located slightly west of Nash Creek and is upgradient from the outcrop of the Carrizo Aquifer. The topogrpahy would send overland flow into Nash Creek.
SSLGC concluded the letter by saying “While other serious problems with locating the Landfill here exist, we highlight only these three today.”