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TOPICS FOR 2019 MILAM & BURLESON COUNTIES GROUNDWATER SUMMIT: STUDYING THE PREDICTED AFFECT OF PRODUCTION OF THE VISTA RIDGE PROJECT ON THE AQUIFERS OF OUR DISTRICT, AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM SENATOR KOLKHORST

The Milam and Burleson Counties Groundwater Summit is quickly approaching.  This event has been set for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

 

The Summit is free and open to the public with lunch provided. It will be held at the Caldwell Civic Center at 103 TX-21 in Caldwell, Texas.

 

Vista Ridge Panel – with the new Vista Ridge Project due to begin production during 2020. This panel will discuss the projected impacts this production will have on the aquifers of the District using the new Groundwater Availability Model. The panel will also explore when and how the District’s Rules, which protect water levels in these aquifers, may come into play and be applied.

Lois Kolkhorst, Texas State Senator, our lunch time Keynote speaker, will discuss issues from this past legislative session affecting her Senate District, as well as topics of continuing and future concerns, including property rights and groundwater.

We will also kick off our Free Water Quality Sampling Campaign at this year’s Summit. Get your well water tested FREE. To participate, pick up your sampling packet at the Milam and Burleson County Groundwater Summit on August 14 at the Caldwell Civic Center, or at the AgriLife Extension offices in either Burleson or Milam Counties between Aug 12 and 14, 2019. Samples must be dropped off Aug 15 between 8am-1:00pm at the Burleson or Milam County AgriLife Extension Offices. Make sure you collect the sample the same day that you drop it off. Easy to follow instructions will be provided.

 

Post Oak Savannah GCD is sponsoring this campaign in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices in Burleson and Milam Counties, as well as the Texas Water Resource Institute and Texas Well Owner’s Network. This is water test is a $65 value.

 

For any questions, please contact the POSGCD office at 512-455-9900, or email at admin@posgcd.org. Please RSVP to your County Extension office by August 9th. Burleson County, 979-567-2308. Milam County, 254-697-7045. For a detailed agenda of the Summit, please visit www.posgcd.org

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