Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Board Votes 7-1 to Grant Groundwater Permits

Board’s decision ensures that there will be an economically viable and environmentally-sound solution to meet the Central Texas region’s growing water needs for years to come.

Recharge Texas, LP (formerly named End Op, LP) is pleased to announce that the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Board voted 7-1 to approve its groundwater permits on September 6, 2016. The permits provide Recharge with the right to produce and export up to 46,000 acre-feet of water per year from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer with wells located in Lee & Bastrop Counties.

“We appreciate the Board’s thoughtful approach to this decision and their overwhelming support,” said Chris Sipes, spokesperson for Recharge. “The groundwater permits will enable Recharge to provide water for up to 200,000 residents in the economic heart of Texas and help fortify the region during a time of continued high-growth and recent drought.” 

Groundwater is a key water source to meet the region’s population and economic growth because unlike surface water, it is resistant and often unaffected by drought, evaporation and contamination. Additionally, the Texas Water Development Board has projected that current surface water systems are not sufficient to meet our region’s growing demand.

With the permits approved for immediate use, Recharge is now working with cities, counties and municipal utility districts in Central Texas to help them lay their foundation for future growth. “Strengthening our region’s infrastructure, especially our water supply, is essential for economic development and our project will be an integral component of this effort. In fact, several communities have already expressed significant interest in securing their water supply by partnering with Recharge,” added Mr. Sipes.

“We are committed to providing water solutions that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, so that Texans can continue to enjoy our lakes, rivers and wildlife alongside sound economic growth for generations to come,” said Mr. Sipes.