Wastewater Pollution is Threatening the Texas Hill Country
From Austin to San Antonio, the Hill Country is experiencing population growth like never before and local communities are under pressure to address wastewater (aka sewage) needs. Much of this development sits on top of the Edwards Aquifer, which provides drinking water to rural residents and recharges our springs.
At Save Barton Creek Association (SBCA), we are fighting to prevent the direct discharge of sewage into our creeks through the No Dumping Sewage Campaign. The No Dumping Sewage Campaign is an effort to protect Hill Country streams and the Edwards Aquifer from wastewater pollution. This campaign is a collaboration between Save Barton Creek Association and other groups including Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, Clean Water Action, and Wimberley Valley Watershed Association.
Help us advocate for environmentally-friendly wastewater alternatives that provide community benefits rather than damaging our water with excess nutrients, bacteria and potential spills of raw sewage.
As more direct discharge permits and sewage plants threaten our waterways, opposition is growing to the polluting practice of direct discharge. Be a part of the movement by signing the petition at www.nodumpingsewage.org.