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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 other …

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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