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FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Hays County Commissioners Court has invited representatives from more than a dozen cities and regulatory agencies to what promises to be a packed public meeting Thursday on groundwater, particularly a commercial well field in the Trinity Aquifer near Wimberley.

Houston-based Electro Purification LLC has been marketing water to potential customers that include the city of Buda; Goforth Water Supply Corp.; and the developers of the proposed Anthem subdivision near Mountain City.

The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos.

“Both for the residents of the area and the long-term health of the Trinity Aquifer, I hope this meeting helps us openly discuss the issues and find good solutions to these complicated problems,” Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

The county has invited a number of public entities to send two representatives to the summit: the city of San Marcos; city of Kyle; city of Buda; city of Mountain City; Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority; Lower Colorado River Authority; the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency; the Anthem Municipal Utility District; Goforth Water Supply Corp.; the Plum Creek Conservation District; the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership; the Hays-Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; the Edwards Aquifer Authority; and the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District.

State Sen. Donna Campbell and State Rep. Jason Isaac have also been asked to attend.

COVER PHOTO by CHRIS VREELAND. SAN MARCOS MERCURY GRAPHIC by BRAD ROLLINS.

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