Help protect Onion Creek and Barton Springs By Attending the “No Dripping Sewage” Rally
Barton Springs Pool
(near the statue to the left of the main entrance)
The City of Dripping Springs has applied for a direct discharge wastewater permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to dump treated sewage into Onion Creek — a staggering 995,000 gallons per day. This unprecedented measure would threaten Dripping Springs’ drinking water and cause algae blooms that kill off wildlife from Dripping Springs to Austin. Onion Creek provides 40% of Barton Springs’ flow! This is a serious threat to drinking water, recreation, and ecosystems.
This Rally follows a letter that SBCA and five other environmental organizations sent to the Austin City Council about Dripping Springs’ proposed discharge permit into Onion Creek. The coalition’s letter to Austin City Council was in response to finding that the City of Austin was in negotiation with Dripping Springs. You can read our press release and full letter to Austin City Council here.
[At the Rally]
- Send a letter to TCEQ
- Send a letter to your Austin or Dripping Spring City Council members
- Costumes and/or signs encouraged
- Make a protest sign
- Help wrap our toilet paper mummy
- Take a photo with a giant commode (aka toilet)
- Let your kids play with “algae slime”
- Learn more about this issue and how you can help
- Get a #nodrippingsewage sticker
- Join Bill Oliver in a song about protecting Onion Creek and Barton Springs
[Other Ways You Can Help]
If you are unable to make the rally please take action by sending your comments to TCEQ and Austin City Council. Visit www.savebartoncreek.org/onioncreekeffluent. Also consider attending the November 10th, 7 pm Public Hearing in Dripping Springs at 1042 Event Center Drive in Dripping Springs.