Greater San Antonio Water Quality is in the hands of TCEQ

Lennar Homes / Guajolote Ranch Development is requesting permission from TCEQ to dump 1,000,000 gallons of treated sewage into the head waters of Helotes Creek along Scenic Loop Road in the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone.

Proposed TCEQ Permit Number: WQ0016171001

Rep. Mark Dorazio call on TCEQ to DENY permit for wastewater facility

Sen. Roland Gutierrez requests TCEQ DENY permit for wastewater facility

The Texas Tribune, July 13, 2023 -- Comal County ranch owner ponders selling land, raising concerns among neighbors over water resources

San Antonio Report, June 22, 2023 — State purchase preserves Comal County’s Honey Creek Ranch from development

KSAT-TV, June 8, 2023 — Bulverde residents protest TCEQ permit to dump wastewater into Dry Comal Creek

San Antonio Express-News, June 4, 2023 — Commentary: TCEQ putting residents’ health, water at risk

Texas Public Radio, May 28, 2023 — Environmentalists and residents concerned about proposed water treatment plant in northwest Bexar County

Helotes News, May 26, 2023 — Rep. Mark Dorazio Calls on TCEQ to Deny Permit for Wastewater Facility

KSAT-TV, May 25, 2023 — Helotes City Council votes to oppose proposal that would dump millions of gallons of wastewater into Helotes Creek

KENS TV, May 10, 2023 — ‘This could ruin our health’: Housing developer’s proposal to pump wastewater into Helotes Creek met with opposition

San Antonio Report, May 10, 2023 — Hundreds turn out to oppose permit for Hill Country wastewater plant

KSAT-TV, May 10, 2023 — Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance works to protect water quality as development booms in NW Bexar County

San Antonio Express-News, May 10, 2023 — State regulators see no grounds to block developer’s plan for Boerne area wastewater treatment plant

WOAI-TV, May 9, 2023 — Hundreds of neighbors protest plans to build wastewater plant

Southwest Research Institute study, prepared for City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and San Antonio River Authority, July 2020 (Revised Oct. 22, 2020) — Comparative Evaluation of Wastewater Disposal Practices in the Contributing Zone of the Edwards Aquifer

Southwest Research Institute study press release, Oct. 20, 2020 — SwRI researchers evaluate impact of wastewater systems on Edwards Aquifer

Edwards Aquifer Authority, March 2018 — Helotes Mulch Fire 2006, Tracing Groundwater Flow Using Natural Fluorescent Materials

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Supporting Documentation:

Lennar Homes – Proposed Guajolote Master Development Plan

TCEQ Notice of Waste Water Treatment Plant Application

Central Registry – Municipal Operations LLC

Affiliation between Municipal Operations LLC and Guajolote Ranch

Proposed Waste Water Treatment Plant Location