As many of you may have seen in our recent ads in local newspapers,our water district has reached a milestone. It appears we may now have a district that has the ability to stand up to manipulative interests that would see our water rights sacrificed for their financial and political convenience.
It has been frustrating for us in the past as it seemed that we were fighting an uphill battle. Of course,the battle continues,but on a more level playing field. We are now in a position to develop meaningful,responsible solutions to the issue of managing our local water resources in an open and honest way that respects the rights of the owners
Continue reading Letter to Landowners (4/09/15)
"Fight for the Water"By Frederic Remington,until recently,hung inappropriately in the BVGCD boardroom for over 10 years. The fight for water has always been portrayed by some as Robertson Vs. Brazos County. However,the real battle is apparently being waged by the cities of Bryan and College Station against the property rights of both Brazos and Robertson county landowners.
Lets clear something up right now. Robertson County is not in a fight with Brazos county over water. Some would like you to believe that is the case because that helps them hide one fact that is staring us all in the face. Local municipalities want control of your property. The real fight is about property
Continue reading Robertson County is Not in a Fight with Brazos County Over Water (3/04/15)
Recently a sub-committee of our water district met to hash out the plans on how our district would cut back pumping from area aquifers should the need ever arise. The district has within its authority the ability to implement pumping limits in order to protect local aquifers from damage caused by over pumping. This action does not appear to be necessary in the immediate future but if and when it does need to be implemented,who will be cut back and by how much?
The sub-committee is trying to develop the rules that will outline the procedures for these future potential cutbacks. There are a few different set of rules that are on the table for consideration. Some
Continue reading Third Class Permits Not in Our Best Interest (2/24/15)