Formal Comments to TCEQ's Preliminary Decision and Draft Permit
Issues Report: Review of Proposed DS Wastewater Effluent Discharge to Onion Creek
by D. Lauren Ross Ph.D., P.E - Glenrose Engineering, Inc
Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Resolution
On September 27th, 2016, the BSEACD published supplemental comments on TCEQ's preliminary decision for a draft permit. View them here. Here's a very helpful map showing BSEACD Dripping Springs TPDES Permit Reference Map.
On June 30th, 2016, the BSEACD passed this resolution (4 In Favor, 0 Opposed): Resolution #063016-01
In short, the BSEACD opposes the issuance by TCEQ of a proposed permit allowing direct discharge of treated effluent from the City of Dripping Springs into the recharge zone of the Trinity Aquifer and the contributing zone of the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer.
City of Austin
NEW! City of Austin TCEQ Comments
Presentation by Austin Watershed Protection Staff to Austin City Council (click Item 68)
- Link to presentation slides here.
Link To The April 2016 City of Austin Study
Link To The August 2016 Supplemental Comments on Application for Proposed Permit No. WQ0014488003
Driftwood Historical Conservation Society
On September 14th, the Driftwood Historical Conservation Society wrote this letter "Denial of Wastewater Permit WQ001448803".
The Driftwood Historical Conservation Society believes the discharge will cause significant negative impacts to the overall human environment including economic, environmental and cultural public resources in the geo-region. As such they believe the permit should be denied.
Save Barton Creek Association Resolution
In August, 2016, Save Barton Creek Association issued "Resolution on Proposed Wastewater Discharge Application by The City of Dripping Springs".
The Save Barton Creek Association opposes approval of the currently submitted direct discharge permit application (WQ0014488003) of the City of Dripping Springs, (2) in the alternative, the Save Barton Creek Association asks the TCEQ and the City of Dripping Springs to delay action on such permit application until after the rulemaking process to implement wastewater reuse is concluded; and (3) the Save Barton Creek Association requests party status to oppose any draft effluent discharge permit proposed for streams crossing the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer recharge and contributing zones
Save Our Springs Comments on TCEQ Permit
On July 18th, 2016, Save Our Springs (SOS) issued this formal letter: "Comments on the City of Dripping Springs Application for Proposed TPDES Permit No. WQ0014488003"
Save Our Springs urges the TCEQ to protect Onion Creek from degradation by denying this Permit Application.
Hill Country Alliance Request for Denial for TPDES Permit
On July 18th, 2016, the Hill Country Alliance published "Request for denial of City of Dripping Springs Application as Proposed for TPDES Permit Number WQ0014488003".
HCA respectfully encourages the TCEQ to deny the City of Dripping Springs permit to discharge effluent into Onion Creek as proposed
City Council of the City of Buda Resolution
On July 19th, 2016, the City of Buda approved this resolution: Resolution #2015-R-_
A resolution of the City Council of the City of Buda, TX supporting the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District's stance on a proposed permit application by Dripping Springs to discharge effluent into Onion Creek.
Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) Resolution
A resolution of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District to delay the issuance of the proposed permit by the TCEQ to the City of Dripping Springs allowing direct discharge of treated effluent into the recharge zone of the Trinity Aquifer.
Wimberley Water Supply Corporation Resolution
August 24th, 2016 - WWSC formally requested TCEQ and Dripping Springs delay the discharge permit to allow time to conduct the scientific investigations necessary to more fully understand the degree and multitude of the surface water influence from Onion Creek on the Middle Trinity Aquifer and the public and private wells in the area. View the resolution here.