Several sister conservation groups together filed a "friend of the court" brief in support of the SOS Alliance legal challenge to the state approval of the City of Dripping Springs permit to discharge over 800,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Onion Creek. Each of these groups, listed below, along with a San Gabriel River landowner, are fighting similar proposals to discharge treated sewage into Central Texas streams. Read the friend-of-the-court brief - or better yet - just take a few minutes to look at the photos incorporated into the brief showing how wastewater discharges are ruining our creeks and rivers by triggering massive algae blooms (among other problems).
We extend our thanks to Stephanie Ryder Morris, a San Gabriel River home owner, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Texas Rivers Protection Association, San Marcos River Foundation, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, Wimberley Valley Watershed Association, Protect Our Blanco , Friends of Hondo Canyon, and attorneys Amy Johnson, Loraine Hoane, and Kelly Haragan.
A hearing on our appeal, pending in Travis County District Court, has been postponed for about two months. The hearing in the case will likely take place in July, but we don't yet have a firm date.