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Edwards Aquifer Authority

Contact: Roland Ruiz
General Manager
900 E Quincy
San Antonio, Texas 78215
210-222-2204
www.edwardsaquifer.org
Enabling/Major Legislation: Acts 1993, 73rd R.S.,ch. 626, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 1995, 74th R.S.,ch. 261, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 1999, 76th R.S.,ch. 163, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 2001, 77th R.S.,ch. 1192, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 2007, 80th R.S.,ch. 510, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 2007, 80th R.S.,ch. 1351, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 2009, 81st R.S., ch. 1080, and Act of May 20, 2013. 83rd Leg., R.S., ch 783, 2013 Tex. Gen. Laws 1998
Link To Current Enabling Legislation: https://www.edwardsaquifer.org/eaa/legislation-and-rules/the-eaa-act
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It: The EAA was exempted from developing a groundwater management plan with the passage os SB 1336 in 2015. Historical managmemt plans are available upon request from the EAA.
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them: https://www.edwardsaquifer.org/eaa/legislation-and-rules/eaa-rules
Number Of Counties: 8
Counties Covered: All of: Uvalde County; Medina County; and Bexar County Parts of: Atascosa County; Comal County; Guadalupe County; Hays County; and Caldwell County
Income Source: Fees
GCD Population: 1 Million Plus
Community Type: Urban
Largest Use: Public Water Supply
Selection of Board Members: Both
Number of Board Members: 17
GMAs: No longer an official member of a GMA
Exempt Wells:
Reporting Requirements: Yes for all permitted and limited production wells
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: Yes for permitted and limited production wells
Spacing Requirements: No additional spacing requirements beyond state law.
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): Total pumping is limited to 572,000 acre-feet. Mandated drought reductions can be 44% (320,000af) at Stage V.
Do you have a well plugging program? Yes
Does your district offer any financial assistance or in kind services for plugging? Yes
Do you offer water quality testing? No
Do you have a newsletter? No
How can someone subscribe to your newsletter? N/A
Do you offer educational outreach? Yes

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