Protection of the Edwards Aquifer during Emergency Response

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This video is the recording of a presentation by Texas A&M University-San Antonio as part of the training sessions for first responders. The karstic Edwards Aquifer in south-central Texas, classified as a "sole source aquifer" by the Environmental Protection Agency, provides potable water for more than two million residents and businesses in the fast-growing San Antonio area. Because of its karstic nature, the aquifer is vulnerable to runoff contamination, including those generated during emergency responses in the sensitive aquifer recharge zone. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Texas A&M University-San Antonio to develop Best Management Practices and provide training to first responders, health and safety officials, agricultural producers, and other stakeholders.