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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                June 2001 HERALDZEITUNG Page 3A tr 1A 1A The crisis in California is like The Perfect where many events combined to create a Moore He cited as mistakes the practice of relying on neighbors to produce hydro electric power because it was cheaper and expecting that power to always be flawed rules and a flawed regulatory environment and discount ing the cyclic nature of the natural gas In he the climate is like Desert We got the rules right in This is an overwhelming a model to Moore This is a fabulous the culmina tion of two and one half years of Moore Weve had a great part and weve enjoyed our rela tionship with Guadalupe with our investors and with our Moore singled out the plants employees for particular 1A All these people came together and we can do Moore Guadalupe County 3 Commissioner Jim Wolverton worked with TIE when it first expressed inter est in Guadalupe County in as the plant site is in his TIE kept all its promises to Guadalupe County and then Wolverton The partnership has been a good neighbor and good mem bers of the community from day Wolverton The first time we met in they told me what they wanted to Wolverton The only thing they asked me how can we win the confidence of these Wolverton said hed told them the answer was a simple I said these are a bunch of hard working people out Wolverton They dont expect but youd better keep your word to and you Dasher also believes San Antonio and its neighbors can do more to keep the air She suggested developing some type of transportation sys tem for people living outside San Antonio to commute to work and help reduce air This area is too We dont want it to be another she Dasher advocates more authority for county government to help manage growth and maintain natural The Canyon Lake resident said she has voted Republican since she graduated from high school in She said she pre viously was a registered voter in Iowa and Bexar She is now registered in Comal Voting records show she has participated in every election possible since she registered in Comal County in She and her husband John have been married 24 They have a and a After graduating from high she joined the Navy and served as a She was honorably discharged in she Dasher said she was involved in a civil dispute nine years She owned a plant nursery at the time and did business with a Bulverde The woman claimed Dasher sold her bad plants and did not take proper care of the The woman sued Dasher in Justice of the Peace Court Judge Fred Stewart found in favor of Dasher and awarded her a court official Dasher said the woman has yet to pay her the Dasher operates the Mailbox Postal Center in She belongs to the Canyon Lake Women in Canyon Lake Republican Canyon Lake and Bulverde Spring Branch chambers of com merce and is the president and cofounder of Elf a non profit organization that helps children in The organization is in honor of her who was perma nently injured in a car accident several years The accident made Dasher more aware of the difficulties disabled people have in getting access to healthcare she I understand the need to have a common sense voice and fight for a good quality of life for all the she acre feet per The way the authority is doing it is by purchasing water rights wher ever it and reducing allocations to municipalities like Garden Feibelman has been warning about water problems for And in spite of repeated attempts to impose conservation measures on the it overpumped its allo cation of Edwards Aquifer water by acrefeet this past when the Edwards fell below its critical management level of 650 feet above mean sea Garden Ridge was assessed which after arbitration the Edwards Aquifer Authority ded icated to a water conservation edu cation program in the Comal Inde pendent School Its going to the and thats Feibelman But the point is that we did get a The mayor said hes contacted EAA General Manager Greg and that Ellis is supportive of the Garden Ridge plan and will do what he can to expedite the citys permit through the Still to be accomplished will be a permit from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission as a public water Feibelman said he got the idea for drilling the well from a develop er who has run three wells into the Trinity not far from Natural Bridge These guys drilled 960 feet and hit good the mayor They asked me to include that development in our CCN certifi cate of convenience and Feibelman The city wasnt interested in the They then asked if wed main tain the system if they gave it to Feibelman He and found it would cost Garden Ridge about million to build a pipeline to take advantage of that But the idea set city officials to thinking about their water tower where it could prove much cheaper to build the facilities to pump the treat it and blend it into the city Feibelman said he hopes he can hit good Cow Creek water and get from 200 to 400 acrefeet per year enough to cover the citys shortfall in an Edwards Aquifer An acrefoot of water is gallons or enough water to cover an acre of land with water 1 foot Feibelman said he hopes the well would produce at a rate of about 200 gallons per If it or the city doesnt hit potable Feibelman said hed seek a permit from the EAA to use it as a backup well into the Edwards so the city isnt out all of its devel opment Garden Ridge is exploring other water including joining onto the SchertzSeguin Gonzales Coun ty pipeline project now But that Feibelman would likely be not pur and therefore subject to being pulled back by either com munity most likely at a time when Garden Ridge needs it Having your own water source or purchasing it is the future of this Feibelman Edwards Aquifer Authority Gen eral Manager Greg Ellis said Friday Feibelman will need a construction permit to punch through the Edwards Aquifer in the recharge Theres no problem with Theres a specific construction method they have to Ellis Feibelmans well will be encased so it doesnt mix water from the two Ellis said he thought the permit would take about 30 days to 1A Lake Utility has applied for a TNRCC permit to discharge up to gal lons per day of treated waste water into Rebecca The utility company would service the 180acre subdivi Residents worry the dis charge will harm Rebecca which eventually flows 1 ultimately Canyon The residents formed a grassroots the Northwest Comal County Environmental to oppose construction of the plant this past Youve heard this commu nitys Youre not going to try to accommodate Coalition Chairwoman Sheryl Garza Garza directed her com ments towards Veytia and Garzas group met at another TNRCC meet ing in November Per a request from state Jeff the TNRCC held another public meeting to help resolve issues between Coalition members and oth ers asked Veytia if he would be the responsible party if something were to happen at the Veytia said he knows noth ing about running a waste water plant and said he is negotiating with AquaSource to purchase and operate the Our intention is for them to own that Veytia AquaSource is a national water utility company with regional offices in The company is a subsidiary of a utility and commu nications company in Penn Coalition attorney Stuart Henryprovided imCC per sonnel with documentation on the companys compliance record in AquaSource operates a wastewater plant in Wimber The plant had two recorded sewage spills in the Wimber ley In an April 2000 inci up to gallons of discharge or effluent leaked out from a cracked pipe near the according to an arti cle in the Wimberley In another incident on 500 gallons of treated wastewater leaked into a wooded area off Ranch Road 12 near a grocery store and a senior center in according to the Its clear to me that groundwater and surface water are so this area cant take the chance on pol luting Henry Henry also said the TNRCC application is not complete because AquaSource will be the true owner of the not Coalition member Charles Stephens told Veytia and TNRCC staff the plant would Obituary STEPHEN Kleat of San passed away June in San Antonio at the age of 38 Memorial services are scheduled for 3 June 24 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake with the Mai Hier holzer Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake Mine for Central Texas Health Research If you vt ounvriiy hmkf afagy qpnplofM tahidty ihifly and nmty you T hiitfAifcirt ftfi huMiHrtaUfaiiJ flmt wo irawl 8306090900 be built over a fault which could put Trinity Aquifer water at risk for con He wants a geological sur vey of the area to determine which parts would be prone to TNRCC staff member Mike Chadwick said sewage lines running from homes into the plant would cross over He recommended the permit should require sewage lines more capable of containing possible leaks in the TNRCC officials said agency commissioners should make a decision on the permit within four Mini Storage Covered Rv Storage NOW OPEN 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