In January, SOS filed its Opening Brief in Travis County District Court in our appeal of the TCEQ's decision to issue the City of Dripping Springs a permit to discharge over 800,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Onion Creek. Go HERE to read our brief.
This is a critical case in protecting Onion Creek, Barton Springs, and all of our high-quality Hill Country rivers, streams, and aquifers. How this case is decided will go a long way towards determining whether federal Clean Water Act standards will protect our crystal clear Hill County streams from being converted into drainage ditches for municipal sewage.
Attorneys for the TCEQ and Dripping Springs will file response briefs on March 10, and a hearing on the merits will be held April 30th before the Honorable Maya Guerra Gamble.
We'll keep you posted on the progress of this case. Meanwhile, we will be opposing the City of Blanco's application to discharge its treated sewage into the Blanco River and a developer proposal to discharge into the Long Branch tributary of Barton Creek.