As readers know, SOS Alliance won a court order two weeks ago shooting down the state-issued permit authorizing the City of Dripping Springs to discharge up to 822,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Onion Creek. Onion Creek is the largest source of recharge flows that feed Barton Springs. Travis County District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble's opinion letter should go most of the way in stopping other small cities and developer utility districts from seeking similar permits to discharge into our crystal clear Hill Country streams. This includes the City of Blanco, where SOS and others are working to convince the City Council there to withdraw its application to discharge into the Blanco River.
Last week the State lawyers at the Attorney General's office and Dripping Springs filed their notices to appeal Judge Guerra Gamble's decision to the Third Court of Appeals. SOS is confident we will win this appeal as well, but we need your support to defend and extend this Onion Creek win. If you are able, please consider a generous, tax-deductible donation today to support our legal defense of clean water in Central Texas.
Also, take a few minutes to read this amazing research report by Baylor University biology professor Dr. Ryan King on the spectacular biological communities that live in our Hill Country streams and how they are harmed by the discharge of treated municipal wastewater.