The No Dripping Sewage Campaign is the combined effort of a number of nonprofit organizations and citizens interested in a less polluting future for the Edwards Aquifer and Texas Hill Country. We educate about the problems associated with direct discharge and the benefits of more sustainable alternatives.
We support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks above the Edwards Aquifer in favor of safer alternatives.
We also call on public officials and candidates to stand with us against direct discharge.
Dumping sewage effluent into creeks poses serious risks to our wells, aquifers, springs, and streams—threatening human health, property values, wildlife, and our Hill Country’s economic future. Alternatives such as land application, beneficial reuse, and newer decentralized technologies can allow growth without threatening our water supply.
Cities have grown without direct discharge – for example, the highland lakes communities of Lakeway and Marble Falls near Austin.
The proposed Dripping Springs permit to discharge nearly a million gallons of sewage effluent per day into Onion Creek would set a dangerous precedent. Other communities are likely to follow suit, endangering the entire Edwards Aquifer.
The #NoDrippingSewage Campaign is a community effort to save our Hill Country waterways and advocate for alternatives to direct discharge. Join us!