SAN ANTONIO – Future water shortages predicted for the Middle Trinity Aquifer, from which Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley draw well water, are less likely to drive those military operations away as deals with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) reduce their reliance on that water source.
Camp Bullis, which is part of Joint Base San Antonio, is further along with its plans to have access to reliable potable water across its nearly 28,000-acre property in North San Antonio.
To connect Camp Bullis to SAWS, Joint Base San Antonio secured a $5 million grant from Texas’ Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance program through the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for secondary water sources.
The redundant supply helps ensure Camp Bullis’ footprint in San Antonio for years to come.
Camp Stanley—under the purview of U.S. Army North—relies on Trinity Aquifer wells.
Camp Stanley officials said the plan is to connect itself to SAWS someday also.