End Op, LP’s Application for Groundwater Operating and Transport Permits


Drawdown of Simsboro Aquifer with End Op and other permitted pumping. Click here for more information

End Op filed an application with the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (District) requesting operating and transport permits for 56,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year in 2007. After a District-imposed moratorium, consideration of permits resumed in 2013.   Prior to the public hearing on End Op’s application on April 27, 2013, Aqua Water Supply Corporation (AQUA) requested a contested case hearing to challenge the application (See Contested Case Hearing).

Environmental Stewardship and three landowners (collectively, Landowners) requested party status in the contested case hearing (See Contested Case Hearing and Landowners’  Affected Persons Appeal).

The District’s Board of Directors (Board) referred the matter to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) but deferred the decisions on party status for AQUA and the Landowners to the SOAH administrative law judge (ALJ) (SOAH Docket No. 952-13-5210).