Pollution Runoff at AMD?
SOS asks Counil to consider stop work order at the AMD site.
By Wells Dunbar,
10:43AM, Thu. Mar. 29, 2007
Colin Clark at Save Our Springs CC'd us on the following letter he sent to council. There are lots more photos and info on their Web site.
Dear Mayor Wynn, Council Members, and City Manager:
This Monday and Tuesday, we observed and recorded large amounts of silt-laden water leaving the AMD construction site on Rialto Boulevard. The dirty runoff was moving through, over, and around silt fences and rock berms.
You can view pictures of the pollution from our website,
http://www.sosalliance.org/Public/BBCopy.cfm?IID=293. There are also pictures of pollution from the Hill Country Galleria. We have contacted the Village of Bee Cave and requested that they take corrective action.
On Tuesday, we recorded water being pumped out of a detention basin where it flowed on down to a tributary of Williamson Creek. You can watch a short video documenting the flow of pollution here:
This dirty water is on its way to the Barton Springs Recharge Zone.
We ask that you use your legal authority and leadership positions to correct the obvious problems at the site and get AMD to clean up the pollution they have created. A stop work order seems to be in order. They might still be pumping water off-site as we speak.
The reported rainfall on Monday was less than two inches. If we receive a larger downpour, AMD's construction threatens even more pollution to Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this problem.
Save Our Springs Alliance