Join the No Dumping Sewage campaign
to protect our Hill Country water!
Sign the Petition Today!
2017 fish die off in Plum Creek downstream of Kyle wastewater plant. Source: KXAN
We support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks and rivers 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 treated sewage into Hill Country waterways 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. Yet many developments and towns want to dump their treated sewage directly into our creeks and rivers. Water from these streams seeps into the Edwards Aquifer, recharging local wells and springs. Scientists confirm that this sewage contamination threatens the Edwards Aquifer, the water supply for millions of Texans.
The No Dumping Sewage Campaign is a community effort to save our Hill Country waterways and advocate for alternatives to direct discharge.
Please spread the word! We need as many people as possible to speak up and let your candidates for public office, TCEQ, and other leaders know we won't stand for dumping treated sewage in the Hill Country creeks and springs that provide recreation, jobs, and drinking water for millions of Texans.