Edwards Aquifer Protection Program
The City of San Antonio’s Edwards Aquifer Protection Program works with willing works with willing landowners who voluntarily elect to conserve their land in Bexar, Medina and Uvalde counties. As the goal of the EAPP is to ensure water quality and quantity, a team of experts use scientific criteria including ecological, biological, and hydrological to evaluate the potential of the land under consideration to contribute toward aquifer recharge.
Next, an appraisal is conducted to determine the value of the property with its development rights removed. Upon approval by the Conservation Advisory Board and the City of San Antonio, a permanent conservation easement is placed on the property and the owner is compensated for the value of the of the development rights that have been voluntarily relinquished.
More information on the City’s Edwards Aquifer Protection Program can be found at http://www.sanantonio.gov/EdwardsAquifer