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Dripping Springs chamber weighs in on wastewater permit

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Though the exact details are still being worked out for a proposed wastewater discharge permit, there’s one group fully behind the city of Dripping Springs’ wastewater expansion plan and discharge permit application: the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce. According to a press release, the chamber voted in support of the permit at its Feb. 21 meeting. “We recognize how much work the city has put into developing a proposal that addresses a critical need of our community,” said Chamber Board Chair Jason McNutt. “The board considered a variety of factors in its decision, including the city’s contracts with Caliterra and the Howard Ranch to accept close to 600,000 gallons per day of treated effluent; the letter of intent with Scott Roberts regarding a Driftwood development to accept up to one million gallons of treated effluent; and the Nov. 2016 ordinance requiring future developments to incorporate beneficial reuse.” At the moment, the permit remains in limbo; no hearing has been scheduled.

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