Report: Sludge dumped into river by wastewater plant caused algae

Test results show that an unauthorized dumping of sludge by a city-operated wastewater treatment plant in Liberty Hill was to blame for the algae that blanketed the South San Gabriel River in Georgetown this spring.

The excessive algae marred the appearance of the river, and people complained they could not safely get into the water, according to a report from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality…Read more from Austin-American Statesman.