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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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Waste Water, Waste Money
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Thursday, June 18th the Austin City Council approved an allegedly final $5.6 million pay increase for the contractors who built the Billion Dollar Mistake on the Lake, aka Water Treatment Plant No. 4. The payment was approved as a "settlement" of a dispute with the water plant contractors - and demonstrated yet again that the Austin Water Utility staff misled both the City Council and the public by insisting that the contract called for a "Guaranteed Maximum Price" and that the "Construction Manager at Risk" would be stuck with any cost overruns.

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Pope Francis Releases Sweeping Statement
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Pope Francis released a sweeping statement last week calling for swift and comprehensive action by institutions and individuals to save Mother Earth from destruction and human-induced climate change. Read the New York Times report here and the actual, 184-page statement, or "encyclical," here. This historic action connects science, reason, morality and social justice to the task and necessity of restoring balance to the relationship between people and the planet. May all of us, regardless of religion, be inspired by this courageous act from one of our important world leaders.  

 
25th Anniversary Rescheduled for Aug 8
Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Sadly, we are cancelling today's festivities due to the forecast calling for more rain. But, we are rescheduling it to coincide with the anniversary of the passing of the SOS Ordinance  event scheduled for Saturday, August 8th at Barton Springs pool.  On August 8th 1992, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the SOS Water Quality Ordinance. A few months later, SOS Coalition leaders incorporated the SOS Alliance to defend and advocate for the SOS Ordinance, Barton Springs, and the Edwards Aquifer ecosystem. Keep sharing your stories from this important era! You can post them HERE or email pat@sosalliance.org
We look forward to an even bigger and better celebration of both of these momentous occasions.

We'll see you on August 8th at Barton Springs!   

 

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