Groundwater district to hold public hearing on permits March 21
The Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District is holding a public hearing on three well permit applications at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Texas AgriLife Extension Auditorium, 607 N. Vandeveer St. in Burnet.
Lhoist North America LLC is requesting two permits from the district, both located at 7829 U.S. 281 South. One permit is for 3.06 acre-feet of annual groundwater use from the Ellenburger-San Saba Aquifer using a 200-gallon-per-minute well for both domestic and industrial use. The other permit is for 10 acre-feet of annual groundwater use from the Ellenburger-San Saba Aquifer using a 30-gpm pump for public water supply and industrial use.
Granite Shoals resident Todd Fox is requesting a permit for 10 acre-feet of annual groundwater use from a local granite aquifer using a well not to exceed a 49-gpm pumping capacity for industrial use.
District General Manager Mitchell Sodek is recommending approval for the permits. The public is welcome to attend and comment during the hearing.