SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Water System will appeal dismissal of its $1.2 billion water-rights lawsuit against the Lower Colorado River Authority.
A judge in Austin on Feb. 1 threw out the lawsuit, ruling LCRA was protected by sovereign immunity, so the San Antonio system would need legislative approval to sue.
SAWS has accused the LCRA of breaching a water-sharing arrangement by killing plans to capture and resell excess water.
The SAWS board voted Monday to appeal.
LCRA spokesman Robert Cullick says the authority would "like to get back to the task of planning for the regional water needs of Texas." He says more than $1 million has already been spent in legal fees by both sides.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News,
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