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Political and Business Leaders Oppose Lake Travis Wastewater Discharge
Leander and Granite Shoals have petitioned TCEQ to lift discharge ban
"...Granite Shoals to lift the ban on discharging treated wastewater into the Highland Lakes...."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

As Wastewater Plants Fail, TCEQ Fails to Regulate
Local conservationists seek to boost "beneficial reuse"
"...Association released a "Hill Country Sewage Scorecard" grading local wastewater treatment plants on their pollution contributions to local lakes..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Dripping Springs Wastewater Update
The EPA will allow the town to discharge treated wastewater into Onion Creek
"...allow the city of Dripping Springs to discharge treated wastewater (effluent) into Onion Creek. The EPA lifted its objections..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Hold That Wastewater!
Effluent flows could cripple three local endangered species
" much as 995,000 gallons per day of treated wastewater into currently pristine Onion Creek, the local fight against..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Hutto Wastewater: Is Limmer at it again?
LCRA site selection report for regional wastewater treatment plant outside Hutto transforms what might otherwise be routine battle into darker tale
"...Public comments regarding site selection for a new, regional wastewater treatment plant just outside the city of Hutto must..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

No Wastewater in the Lake, Please
Austin area officials oppose discharging treated wastewater into Lake Travis
"...Granite Shoals to lift the ban on discharging treated wastewater into the Highland Lakes. The two cities filed the..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Dispersal of Wastewater a Major Problem
"...grave concerns being expressed about the spray dispersal of wastewater in the Barton Springs contributing zone, yet that is..."

April 1, 2008 Postmarks

EPA Raises Questions About Dripping Springs Wastewater
Opinions differ on Onion Creek water standards
"...yet dodge the bullet – more precisely, the treated wastewater discharge requested by the city of Dripping Springs as..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

What's Best for Frankie?
Williamson County wastewater deal yields the familiar odor of Commissioner Limmer
"...was the LCRA planning to build a large regional wastewater treatment plant in the area, but they were ready..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Some Say the World Will End … in Ice
City Council dodges the ice storm, and much of its agenda
"...a city manager, postponed a reckoning with Dripping Springs wastewater, and extended Austin Pets Alive’s leasehold on lakeside property...."

Dec. 11, 2017 News Post by Michael King

You Don’t Miss Your Water … ’Til It Turns Green
Council hears Onion Creek wastewater future … and El Gato Negro
"...Creek, if Dripping Springs succeeds in its plan for wastewater disposal...."

Nov. 7, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Council: From Trash to Treasure
Dripping Springs wants to dump its wastewater where?
"...on Environmental Quality for a permit to discharge treated wastewater (just short of 1 million gallons per day) into..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Watering the F1 MBE/WBEs
F1 gets pro-active on small business involvement with commission vote
"...Last night the Water and Wastewater Commission voted 5-1 to reimburse construction of pipes for..."

Nov. 11, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The LCRA Means Business
Authority's Plans to Expand Threatens Austin's Control Over Growth
"...Rose are broadening the agency's portfolio in water and wastewater services, and communities over the environmentally sensitive Edwards Aquifer..."

Feb. 7, 1997 News Feature by Alex de Marban

West Lake Comes Out Swinging Against LCRA
West Lake Hills wants to regain control over its wastewater line
"...mustered against the LCRA's pending sale of the city's wastewater line – and roughly 30 other water and wastewater..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Hands off My MUD
Davenport Fights to Retain Independence It Never Had
"...District (MUD). Like Davenport, Lost Creek treats its own wastewater, then disposes the treated effluent through irrigation of the..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature by John Spong

Invasion of the Water Snatchers
Pittsburgh Utility Snapping Up Area Companies
"...Water and wastewater service is the lifeblood of any community. As the..."

April 3, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Then There's This: Aquifer Angst
Will the city poop out on its fight to block a wastewater permit?
"...The proposed wastewater system would serve a planned 600-acre subdivision in Hays..."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Not Clucking Around
East Texas chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim wants a state permit to build a bigger chicken slaughterhouse and waste disposal facility -- right across the creek from Sen. Bill Ratliff's in-laws' vacation home.
"...the injection wells. The company cannot discharge any more wastewater into Cypress Creek, which is already receiving over three..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

War of Words
And in This Corner ...
"...recent issues in direct response to the Water and Wastewater columns; one of his most damaging rebuttals came in..."

Aug. 20, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

What's the Deal?
The Details in the City's Proposed Settlement With Stratus Properties Are the Fine Print in the Term Sheet.
"...-- and a golf course. Stratus is requesting city wastewater services for this tract, without which the company will..."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature

Come On Down
"...PUD designation, and the area would benefit from city water-wastewater service, which would include a decentralized cluster-style wastewater treatment..."

July 2, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Bond Election Cliffs Notes
General Obligation Bonds
"...Props. 6-10 authorize the sale of Water/Wastewater Utility revenue bonds, to be repaid through customer revenue..."

Oct. 23, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Jackie Be Good, Man
The Swing Vote Leaves Council Watchers Dizzy
"...which hopes to become a pick-up point on Austin's wastewater system. The proposal has had two near-death experiences, most..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

Austin and Others Convince TCEQ to Change Graywater Reuse Rules
New rulemaking creates system of credits for beneficial reuse, incentivizes sound environmental practices
"...years finding safe ways to dispose of their treated wastewater. Because those surface and groundwater sources are so vulnerable,..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Don't Spray It! 'Bad' Effluent Threatens Hill Country
Spraying treated sewage over the aquifer isn't cool
"...for better or worse, a common method of treating wastewater in back yards instead of collecting the wastewater at..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Looks Matter
City Contractor Learns Appearance Is Everything
"...recommendations from both city staff and the water and wastewater commission (WWWC), recommendations which would normally hold a lot..."

March 13, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Getting Dumped On?
Todd, Goodman Lead Charge for Davenport MUD
"...simple. The MUD built and operates a water and wastewater treatment plant to encourage the area's development, servicing surrounding..."

March 21, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

Heal Thyself
City to Perform Self-Reflection
"...overall ranking comes from having both an electric and water/wastewater utility...."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Council Watch
Freeport's Back
"...May between officials from Freeport and the water and wastewater utility, is the installation of a $4 million water..."

July 7, 1995 News Column by Alex de Marban

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