Water fight could end with legislation

Meghann Garcia

Managing editor

Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District directors said little about pending litigation against the Edwards Aquifer Authority, for which the district’s expenditures now total $328,644, but they are watching a possible resolution in the form of a bill moving through the Texas Legislature.

When the eight-member board, minus three directors, met Wednesday at First State Bank, about 26 minutes of the 45-minute meeting took place behind closed doors as directors listened to updates from legal counsel.

Upon returning, general manager Vic Hilderbran stated, in response to a question posed by Uvalde County resident Jared Capt, that there was no public update, pending further action on House Bill 3656.

HB 3656, if it becomes law, will amend rules regarding the transfer of water rights, the topic at the heart of the lawsuit UCUWCD initiated against the EAA.


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