On May 14, 2019, in the creek between Mark Black Wedding Venue project and the Ila Creek subdivision, Hays County, TX

No rainfall today.

And yet:

 

 

 

Photo credits:

All photos taken by Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin in the morning, Tuesday May 14, 2019, as he stood on his property, looking into the creek that runs between the Mark Black Wedding Venue project and Ila Creek.

If you’d like to let TCEQ know what you think, or to ask simply “what is going on with our creek? what is in that water? why is this the second time this is happening?” etc. then:

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Upstream photo below, taken 11:35am on May 14, 2019, by Jeanine Christensen, while standing in the Radiance community greenbelt:

 

On May 7, 2019, in the creek between Mark Black Wedding Venue project and the Ila Creek subdivision, Hays County, TX

Rain today.
Then this.

Photo credits:

All photos taken by Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin in the morning, Tuesday May 7, 2019, as he stood on his property, looking into the creek that runs between the Mark Black Wedding Venue project and Ila Creek.

If you get your water from a well that draws from the Trinity Aquifer, please read this

Kyle City Council unanimously condemns Permian Highway Pipeline, requests immediate legislative action

https://communityimpact.com/austin/san-marcos-buda-kyle/editors-pick/2019/02/15/at-kinder-morgans-permian-highway-meeting-state-rep-erin-zwiener-says-new-bill-will-reflect-concerns-about-pipeline/

Hundreds attend Permian Highway Pipeline meeting in Wimberley

CI EXCLUSIVE: Zwiener discusses proposed Permian Highway Pipeline, Hays County priorities ahead of 86th Texas legislative session

Contested Case Hearing Starts Monday, August 20, 2018: SOS Alliance Opposes City of Dripping Springs’ Wastewater Discharge to Onion Creek

Signal boost: Initial hearing is now upon us.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.

9am, Monday, August 20, 2018 in the State Office of Administrative Hearings
300 W 15th Street (the William Clements State Office Building, northwest corner of 15th and Guadalupe)
4th floor
Austin, TX 78701

There’s a bulletin board near the elevators that gives the exact a hearing room.

The backstory from  https://www.sosalliance.org/latest-news/992-dripping-springs-permit-referred-to-contested-case-hearing.html

A state administrative law judge will hear arguments for and against the proposed sewage permit, and issue a recommendation to the TCEQ commissioners, who will make the decision on whether to grant the permit and if so, the permit’s terms. The hearing process is to be completed within six months of the initial hearing.

Environmental groups, well users, and downstream property owners have many concerns about the plan, including pollution of groundwater that would adversely affect drinking water, recreation, and habitat for aquatic species. Earlier this year, a dye trace study revealed that Onion Creek supplies water to domestic wells in the Dripping Springs area, and a report was recently published documenting the presence of Barton Springs Salamanders in Onion Creek.

To show your support for a ban on discharging wastewater into creeks that recharge Barton Springs, sign the petition at nodrippingsewage.org.

 

 

 

Hays Free Press: Development over recharge zone draws concern

https://haysfreepress.com/2018/04/25/development-over-recharge-zone-draws-concern/

Anxieties over the impact a proposed masterplanned development along FM 967 near Buda could have on neighbors and the Edwards Aquifer is steadily rising. 

According to community organizers, the development, located in Dripping Springs’ extraterritorial jurisdiction, calls for 1,200 homes to be built out on almost 800 acres of land. The development is located over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. 

However, variance requests outlined in the proposed development agreement with Dripping Springs have left neighbors concerned about what the growth could mean for them.

Jannine Inbody, who lives downhill from the proposed development site, organized a town hall meeting April 19 at Southern Hills Church of Christ in Buda, where about 60 of her fellow neighbors discussed their concerns and the actions they can take….

Read more…

Engineer’s comments from February 2018

Here are the reviews from two professional environmental engineers hired by Friendship Alliance to provide the further analyses of revisions to the Mark Black Wedding Venue site development plan permit application provided to the City of Dripping Springs. These reviews were submitted in February.

Lauren Ross, PhD., P.E. (Glenrose Engineering) letter to Chad Gilpin, Dripping Springs City Engineer, February 17, 2018

Drainage review by Jeff Kessel, P.E.