PROTECT OUR IRREPLACEABLE GROUNDWATER!
We have an ineffective, complex regulation of groundwater in Texas that ultimately fails to protect the property rights of the landowners above pools of groundwater.
The rule of capture currently used gives incentives to drain irreplacable aquifers, leaving our rural posterity with no usable groundwater.
The current groundwater law says that water districts should set "desirable future condition." The future condition I least desire is drained acquifers, drained by pumping large amounts of groundwater from underneath rural Texans and piping it away to subsidize suburban development.
We need a legal and regulatory environment that encourages developers to use sources other than rural groundwater to meet the needs of the suburban residents of the occupants of their subdivisions.