Give the Gift of Watershed Protection!
WVWA has been actively engaged in several campaigns that could adversely affect the health and wellbeing of our beloved Hill Country Watersheds. Donating to Watershed Protection will help ensure we have the resources to engage the best experts and do the most we can to protect our precious watersheds.
Campaigns that we are currently engaged in:
- The Permian Basin Pipeline
With our karst features, fault lines, and highly sensitive aquifers and ecosystems, this region is no place for a natural gas pipeline. We are working with lawyers, affected landowners, scientists, and regional organizations to reroute this pipeline away from the Hill Country.
- Protect Our Blanco
Our upstream neighbor, the City of Blanco, has requested to dump 1.6 million gallons of treated wastewater daily into the Blanco River. WVWA worked with affected landowners and concerned citizens to form the group, Protect Our Blanco. Together, we are working with engineers, architects, and wastewater professionals to offer the City alternative solutions to discharge, such as land application and beneficial reuse.
- Electro Purification
These Houston-based water marketers want to pump 2.5 million gallons daily out of the Middle Trinity Aquifer in Rolling Oaks and sell it to folks on the east side of 35. Landowners within a 2-mile radius of the pump could experience a 500 foot drawdown in their wells, causing many of them to run dry. The pumping field will be less than 5 miles away from Jacob's Well and we can only imagine the impacts that this will have on our beloved spring.
- No Dumping Sewage
This is a regional campaign across the Hill Country that advocates for alternatives to discharging wastewater directly into our rivers, creeks, and streams. Our Hill Country water is incredibly pure and very sensitive to even the slightest of changes; dumping wastewater significantly alters the water chemistry and leads to high algal blooms, depleted oxygen for aquatic life, and makes the water less desirable for recreation.