Learn About Groundwater, New Conservation Disrict
Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is authorized to issue bonds and impose assessements, fees and surcharges, and to provide the county with a voice on Groundwater Management Area 9, a regional water planning group. Image courtesy of comaltrinitygcd.com.
Larry Sunn, Ph.D., will explain the complexities of local groundwater and how to protect it starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the monthly meeting of Comal County Conservation Alliance at GVTC Auditorium, 36101 FM 3159, New Braunfels.
Sunn serves on the Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District’s (CTGCD) board of directors, as a commissioner on Bulverde’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and as president of Bulverde Community Parks Association.
His presentation will explain the various activities CTGCD is responsible for, including issuing authorizations for drilling wells into the Trinity aquifer in Comal County, conducting aquifer research, collecting data about the aquifer, and participating in regional water planning.
Sunn also will also explain how the Trinity Aquifer is different from the Edwards Aquifer, and why conservation of this resource is so important.
CTGCD was created during the 2015 84th Texas Legislature to help Comal County residents conserve, preserve, recharge, protect and prevent waste of groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer, which underlies all of Comal County.
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Appointed by Comal County Judge Sherman Krause in 2015 to represent the greater Bulverde Spring Branch area on the groundwater conservation distict, Sunn represets the Trinity Aquifer interests of all Comal County residents.
The retired U.S. Marine Corps officer served in Vietnam and is a retired university professor of statistics and research from University of Redlands in California.
A Lions Club member since 1978, Sunn also serves as chief executive officer of Tidua, a software development company specializing in performance auditing and compliance measurement.
He retired to Bulverde in 2003, where he and his wife, Margie, built a tri-geodesic dome complex as their home.