The board of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District has approved just one application for pumping and exportation of groundwater and postponed decisions on three other big requests for water.
The district, which regulates groundwater in Bastrop and Lee counties, held a public hearing Wednesday night to consider four requests by water suppliers and marketers seeking permits for groundwater. “The board approved a permit for the city of Bastrop, which was seeking a permit for one well. The board felt that approving this permit would not have a significant impact. It was a smaller project than the others being proposed,” said Jim Totten, assistant general manager of the conservation district.
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