About a 15-minute drive from Sharpe's place, small traffic jams of homeowners and water haulers have formed in front of the bulk water collection center in downtown Dripping Springs
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By Asher Price
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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The San Antonio Water System filed suit Monday against the Lower Colorado River Authority for $1.23 billion after the implosion of a massive water-sharing deal months ago.
The suit, filed in Travis County District Court, accuses the LCRA of a breach of contract that deprived San Antonio of water. The suit claims the river authority killed the project to keep water in its basin for lucrative power plant deals.
The LCRA denies the claims.
By Asher Price
Saturday, August 22, 2009
For three months, his well has been dry, so several times a day, Bob Sharpe steers his blue Chevy pickup to the nearby Cedar Valley Grocery, which gets its water from a Colorado River pipeline, to fill his 200-gallon plastic tank, plus a dozen emptied Newman's Own grape juice jugs strewn across the truck bed.
This drought marks the first time he has faced water problems, said Sharpe, who has lived on the property since 1981. He uses the hauled-in water for his vegetable garden, to flush toilets and do dishes, and to keep the lining of his swimming pool from drying out.