More officials stand against discharge permit

  • July 14, 2016
  • News

Roughly a week after the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) formally opposed Dripping Springs’ proposed discharge permit, the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) Thursday followed suit.

By a 4-1 vote, the HTGCD made a resolution opposing issuance by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) of Dripping Springs’ proposed permit to discharge treated effluent into Walnut Springs until more science is conducted. Board member Jimmy Skipton cast the lone dissenting vote.

District 4 board member Linda Kaye Rogers said passage of the resolution was a “sigh of relief.” She said the GCD needed to be “leaders in this” and was “embarrassed Barton Springs got on this before we did.”

On June 30, the BSEACD passed its resolution asking Dripping Springs and TCEQ to delay action on the proposed discharge permit, which could directly discharge treated effluent into the recharge zone of the Trinity Aquifer… Read more from Hays Free Press