No Dripping Sewage!

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

Dear Editor,
    Dripping Springs' mayor says he doesn't want to put treated sewage into Onion Creek – but still seeks permission to dump nearly a million gallons a day directly into the creek!! ["Is Your Water Running … Pink?” News, Feb. 2.]
    The dye test – conducted by scientists affiliated with two groundwater districts, a university research center and City of Austin – showed how any effluent released into Onion Creek can affect nearby wells. Onion Creek also provides more than a third of the recharge for Barton Springs.
    NoDrippingSewage.org seeks a ban on direct discharge to streams on the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone. Please visit our website for more on this problem and its solutions.
    We remind the mayor of Dripping Springs, our governing officials, and all those that cherish clean Hill Country water: We can do better, we must do better, we will do better. Be part of the solution! #NoDrippingSewage!
Sincerely,
Steve Beers, Save Barton Creek Association
David Foster, Clean Water Action
Annalisa Peace, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
Clark Hancock, Save Barton Creek Association
David Baker, Wimberley Valley Watershed Association
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