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In August 1992, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the SOS Water Quality Ordinance and the Save Our Springs Alliance was incorporated to defend and advocate for the ordinance, Barton Springs, and the Edwards Aquifer ecosystem.

Now, 22 years later, as the threats to Barton Springs and the aquifer unfortunately continue,  we're still here fighting to protect them.

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$3.4 Billion Water Scheme Leaps Forward
Thursday, 02 October 2014

altOn Monday the San Antonio Water System Board voted to recommend a $3.4 billion, 30-year water scheme to purchase water to be delivered by a 142 mile pipeline from Lee and Burleson counties northeast of Austin all the way to San Antonio. Read more and see the map in this excellent Texas Tribune piece. You can also read the testimony to the SAWS Board from water finance and law experts representing the Texas League of Independent Voters here.

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Keep Mopac Local Update
Thursday, 02 October 2014

TxDOT and our local road warriors continue to slog forward on the $100 million aquifer toll road, aka SH 45 SW. However, obstacles continue to pop up, slowing their rush to begin construction on the toll road at their target date of late next year, September 2015.  City of Austin technical staff recently weighed in with sixty-five, single-spaced pages of comments on TxDOT’s draft environmental study on the roadway. SOS Alliance filed similar detailed and highly critical comments.

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We love our business members!
Wednesday, 24 September 2014

altThe Save Our Springs Alliance is proud to announce our local business program Another Business for Barton Springs (ABBS) and hope you will consider becoming a member. Barton Springs is the Soul of our City, and together, we can work to protect the water of Barton Springs, Barton Creek, the Edwards Aquifer and our quality of life in Austin.

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Are You a NIMBY?
Thursday, 18 September 2014

On Sunday, September 14th the Austin American-Statesman published a guest editorial by altAustin developer Ed Wendler on growth, traffic, and the common epithet thrown at environmentalists and neighborhood leaders, "NIMBY." Please take a few minutes to read it here, republished on the Hill Country Alliance website. This is one of very best editorial columns we have seen in many years. We hope it will open the door for people to think and talk about both the costs and benefits of growth and how we might manage growth for a more sustainable, affordable, and healthy Austin. One astute neighbor seeks to reframe NIMBY as "SNIMBY," Something Nice In My Backyard. We love it!

 

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Sat Nov 22 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
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