Court Upholds SOS Ordinance
SOS Supporters Celebrate Ruling (Austin American-Statesman, May 9, 1998)

SOS Supporters Celebrate Ruling
Austin American-Statesman, May 9, 1998

May 1998

The Texas Supreme Court unanimously agrees that the SOS Ordinance is a "rational and legal way to control water quality." The ordinance is one of the strictest in the nation.  

The fact that the ordinance severely impacts some property values does not make it invalid, arbitrary, unreasonable, inefficient or ineffective...(and) such limitations are a nationally recognized method of preserving water quality.

— Texas Supreme Court Justice Greg Abbott


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