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Central Texas Water Battle Challenges Rule of Capture

Residents of the Central Texas town of Wimberleyare challenging the state's "rule of capture" amid a fight to stop a company from pumping up to 5.3 million gallons a day from an unregulated area above the stressed Trinity Aquifer.

Electro Purification's wells (the yellow dots on the map) are outside any regulator's purview. They're also near many othe...

Residents of the Central Texas town of Wimberleyare challenging the state's "rule of capture" amid a fight to stop a company's plans to pump up to 5.3 million gallons a day from an unregulated area above the already stressed Trinity Aquifer. Citizens have formed a nonprofit organization called the Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association and are preparing legal action. (Texas Observer)

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