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Melder’s water plea: Stop government overreach

Originally published by the Conroe Courier Editor’s Note: The Courier is publishing former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs during a July 25 hearing as a guest column. Good day Chairman Perry and committee members. On behalf of Texas Association of Groundwater Owners and Producers, and all the citizens of [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|BVGCD News|Comments Off on Melder’s water plea: Stop government overreach

Edwards Aquifer Authority’s unintended “Investment” in Developing the Law of Groundwater Rights

The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), perhaps unintentionally, has made a major contribution to the legal recognition of property owners’ rights in groundwater. Decisions in two cases are responsible. In Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day, the EAA gutted a landowner’s claim for recognition of a historic use permit. When the landowner appealed, claiming that EAA’s denial [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|BVGCD News|Comments Off on Edwards Aquifer Authority’s unintended “Investment” in Developing the Law of Groundwater Rights

Water District Director Watson Crosses the Line

On the agenda of last Thursday 's Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD) meeting was the discussion and action regarding two wells owned by Limestone Coves Water which is owned by BVGCD board member Kent Watson. The location of those two wells is what is in question. Kent Watson made this an issue by insisting [...]

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