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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2A g Herald-Zeitung g Thursday, November 28,1996 WeU users must get permits, EAA says By ABE LEVY Staff Writer If you own a well on the Edwards Aquifer that pumps more than 25,000 gallons per day, you must apply for a permit with the Edwards Aquifer Authority before Dec. 30. After that day, the EAA officials said they will not accept applications, which is the only way to continue use of the aquifer. The only exemption to the permit process is for household and livestock wells unless the livestock well pumps more than 25,000 gallons per day. The EAA is alerting all well owners of this deadline to comply with the Edwards Aquifer Act that requires the agency to regulate aquifer pumping. Supplemental information to the application may be accepted after the deadline only if the applicant meets the deadline. “It is extremely important for anyone other than small domestic and livestock well owners to apply for a permit Dec. 30,” said Doug Miller, EAA representative from Comal and Guadalupe counties. “If you have an Edwards well and don’t apply for a permit by that date, your ability to withdraw water could be severely impacted. It’s my impression at this time that there will be no grace period.” Permit applications will require evidence on the historical use of the well or wells form June I, 1972, to June I 1993. The information can include fuel records, pump logs, flow meter logs and reports submitted to state and local agencies. All areas where information is requested must be completed. The filing fee for each permit is $25. If someone has not metered their well, you can submit an affidavit of the amount you used along with the other evidence. In addition to the permit application, a well information sheet must be filled out. if an applicant has already registered with the EAA’s predecessor, the Edwards Underground Water District, a copy of that well registration should be attached to the permit application. The applications are divided up into municipal and industrial users, and agricultural users. Agricultural users may apply for a guaranteed two acre feet of water per acre and the regular well permit, which would consider the historical use. EAA representatives are available to explain the permit process and requirements to anyone. Call for an appointment at 1-800-292-1047. Applications can picked up at the following Comal County locations: ■ Herald-Zeitung office, 707 Landa St., 625-9144 ■ Comal County Courthouse, 150 N. Seguin Ave., 620-5501 Pipeline From Page 1A the water to those places,” Raabe said. “That includes tire pipeline, debt service, electrical costs and maintenance costs to operate that pipeline. “lf the Triple Peak plant is a pretty good distance off the main transmission line, the customers that are served by the Triple Peak plant would be the only ones paying for the pipeline from the main transmission line to the Triple Peak plant. It (pipeline to Triple Peak plant) can drive the unit costs up if its off the main transmission line.” According to the analysis by the year 2020, CLWSC ratepayers will be paying 85 cents per 1,000 gallons of water compared to SAWS ratepayers who would pay a unit cost of $1.57 per 1,000 gallons. Raabe said the costs for CLWSC ratepayers will decrease because the transmission line to the water supply corporation’s water treatment plant will probably be paid for by that time. “That line to the Triple Peak plant is built to provide capacity needed 20 years down the road, but they have to pay for that immediately,” Raabe said. The costs for SAWS consumers will increase because Comal County will need more water in future years and SAWS will have pay for its infrastructure costs associated with the pipeline as less water comes there way. Costs for both the connection on the southwest side of the lake and Bulverde would dramatically decrease 20 years after the water surface treatment plant is put into operation. CLWSC General Manager Dale Yates said his water supply corporation could not afford to pay GBRA the amount needed to provide water for its Triple Peak plant. “Why should we pay more at Canyon Lake than in San Antonio, who is 25 miles away?” Yates said. “We simply can’t afford to buy treated water (from GBRA) it would cause rates to go up... probably triple them.” CLWSC customers pay a minimum rate of $20.95 per 2,000 gallons of water per month and $1.85 for 1,000 gallons after that. “It costs us 78 cents (per 1,000 gallons of water) to treat water at Triple Peak," Yates said. “My biggest concern is that 84 percent of our customer base is on the Southside of the lake. If we have to pay $2 .36 per 1,000 gallons at the same location then add another 25 percent for water that is unaccounted for that would cost $3 per 1,000 gallons for what the Canyon Lake Water Simply Corporation is presently putting in its distribution system for 78 cents per 1,000 gallons. “That is an increase of almost 400 percent.” The CLWSC general manager questions whether or not GBRA can deliver the water to houses and subdivisions located a good distance from the main transmission line. “So who is going to distribute the water to the people’s houses and subdivisions,” he said. “That is a cost somebody’s going to have to bear.” In the next two years, the CLWSC board of directors is looking at the possibility of. building a 4 million gallon per day treatment plant on the northside of the lake and expanding its Triple Peak plant, which has the capacity to handle 500,000 gallons a day right now, to 1.5 millions gallons per day. GBRA General Manager Bill West said he does not agree with the cost factors given in the Trans-Texas Water Program study and that GBRA is doing its own independent study into the cost factors associated with the transmission line and water treatment plant. “We are in the process of revising that study,” West said. “We disagree with the method (used in the Trans-Texas study). They (San Antonio) are farther away and are paying less. There is something wrong with that calculation.” West said customers of the water suppliers who will participate in the project will have to pay their share for the cost of the 8 million per day water treatment plant, which is expected to cost $8 million. “If there is a participant supplier (in the project) they would have to come to the transmission line,” he said. How much each water supply participant and customer would have to pay is still up in the air, West said. Look Who** 16! 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We will be wrapping on Dec. 21, starting at IO a.m., and Dec. 22, beginning at noon, at Red McCombs Universal Motors. For more information, call 629-9387 or 608-9406. aunt, Edmond and Mary Patrick of Toronto, Canada; niece Kiera Elizabeth Ganann; nephews Michael Joseph Ganann, James Patrick Ganann, all of Houston; father and mother-in-law Estroberto and Guadalupe Martinez of Austin. Funeral services are under the direction of Samuel DeLeon & Son, Angel Funeral Home, 1600 S. First St., Austin, (512)441-9738. Angel Funeral Home, Austin Maria Tramontana Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Marie Tramontana, who died at New Braunfels Nov. 27, 1996, at the age 98 years. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Have you given to the United Way? “Until we go through the analysis I don’t have those numbers to give to you,” West said in response to the question. 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