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Old 11-05-2015, 06:45 PM
 
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Morgan’s Wonderland plans to build a water park addition to its theme park.
Construction of the $9.9 million addition, with the name “Morgan’s Inspiration Island,” is set to begin in December and finish up in March 2017, according to records from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
In a YouTube video, the Northeast Side theme park says it will be making an announcement next week that has “something to do with water.”



Morgan's Wonderland to build water park in San Antonio - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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They will probably charge a lot like they do for non-special needs at the Wonderland.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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Great what they do for the kids, but where is the water coming from? With the demands on the aquifer and a growing city, it seems that new water parks here are ill conceived....and we are all paying higher rates because of the increasing demands.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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Don't they just re-use most of the water (filtered, of course)?
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Ill conceived,I agree. Filtered? I'm sure they filter the water as it is being pumped. Still lots of water loss from evaporation with so much surface area exposed to Texas heat. We have enough of these water wasters already.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Hmm..ok. I wonder how much water they actually use?
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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May be too late to complain. No idea how much water they'll use. I'd imagine quite a bit. Every 100,000 gallons add up. We keep hearing SAWS buying more water rights and each time rate increases are sure to follow. They're wanting to build a pipeline to bring in water. I say let the water parks join together and build a pipeline. This Wonderland thing is not so far from Canyon lake.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We are not running out of water. Please stop with the nonsense.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Saws uses it as an excuse for buying more water rights. My point is with all the prolonged droughts we've had the aquifer has never gone dry. With that in mind, I don't fear running out of water I fear SAWS draining our wallets dry with more excuses to seek out more sources. The aquifer is not an unlimited source of water though.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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Whether we are running out or not... Our current sources won't support our growth but I'm sure that SAWS will continue to find sources for water. Problem is that all those sources are more expensive and require more capital investment. Our rates are going up and the impact on my water bill is very relevant to me. I don't want to pay for for new sources required to support new growth, but the SAWS approach is that we all pay for those new sources whether you have lived here 50 years or are a new arrival...ensuring we are all equitably screwed. So this new water park will have an impact on us all. Wish there was a way to make this come out differently but every new house, car wash, restaurant, water park...it all adds up.
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