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The City of Buda received great news as Senate Bill 483, sponsored by Senator Donna Campbell and Representative Erin Zwiener, was approved by the Texas Legislature. The bill modifies outdated rules that state that only native Edwards Aquifer water can pass through the Edwards Aquifer for storage in another aquifer formation. The new legislation would permit all sources of potable water to pass through the Edwards Aquifer for storage in the Trinity formation. Buda hopes to become one of the few cities in Texas to utilize Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) to store excess water underground during low water usage times for use during droughts. The bill expands the amount of water that Buda will be able to store in the aquifer, enabling the City to better meet its growing water needs.
The City would like to thank Representative Zwiener and Senator Campbell for working together to pass SB 483!