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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung□ Wednesday, December 13,199503 A Fish farmer seeks compromise from EUWD Obituary By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The owner of the infamous catfish farm appeared before the board of directors of the Edwards Underground Water District Tuesday to ask them what “the standard is,” and what he needs to do to get the district’s blessing on his reopening. “I don’t want to be put off forever, guys. I’d like some sort of response, even if it’s get the hell out of town,” said owner Ronnie Pucek Jr. Pucek, who requested to appear before the board, told members he wanted to set the record straight. He said both sides of the pump limits debate are using him as an argument fen- their position, and he “would like to be treated fairly.” Pucek told the board he built a fish farm for one reason, and that is to raise fish. He said he went to city council members and political leaders in 1989, before he built the farm, and no objections were raised. He said it wasn’t until after the fact that people tried to stop him. “I don’t think there was anything secret about it, and I don’t think there was anything covert,” he told the board. Pucek asked the board for their opinion on how he can open his business without the litigation and fights. He said his fish farm will need about 35,000 acre feet of water to operate, and if anyone can tell him how to reduce that amount, “I’m all ears.” However, he said he chose that location because of the “free flowing” water, which reduces his costs. “No, you may not like the amount of water I use. Yes, it is a lot, and I’d like to apologize for that,” said Pucek. “Cheap, reliable water, that’s what I want.” ‘A one foot drop out of SOO,...I’m not the problem guys. This idiot a pumping war.1 _—    Ronnie    Pucek    Jr. Pucek told the board he is not the problem in terms of the water supply. He said his well has been closed for four years, and during that time, the level has continued to rise and fall. He also said when his well was in operation, adjacent wells only fell about one foot. “A one foot drop out of 600,...I’m not the problem guys,” he said. “This is not a pumping war.” Pucek said he has obtained a state permit for wastewater discharge and has already applied for the federal permit. He said he is ready to reopen his 80-acre farm, but will likely wait until a supreme court decision has been reached on the constitutionality of the Edwards Aquifer Authority, which would have the power to impose pumping limits. “If it’s ruled that property rights in Texas are the right of free capture, then I’m back in business. If they say the state can regulate pumping, I’ll be in line just like everybody else,” said Pucek. The board’s acting chair Hans Hol land said a formal response would come after the information provided could be reviewed. However, the issue of waste and discharge was discussed. Board member Guenter Krellwitz asked if the water would be in the same condition after its use as before. Pucek said it would not be, but that it would also not be polluted. Krellwitz said recirculation cannot be justified without cleaning the water before it is discharged. Pucek said that would be a costly project. “Is there compromise with this board? Yes there is. That’s why I’m here,” said Pucek. “Some how we need to find a compromise,” said Krellwitz. “And hopefully, we’ll work on it...together.” Comal County Representative Kenneth Ikels said whether or not a compromise can be reached “remains to be seen.” He said his biggest concern, and the board’s as well, is the use of such a large quantity cf water, and the discharge of it. 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