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Feb 07, 2010  -  Issue 9            Lake Travis - it's worth protecting

Information Related to 02/04/10 Public Meeting on Burnet Wastewater Permit
PLTA Board
Lonnie Moore, President
Ken Fossler, Vice President
Gloria Eckstrom, Secretary
Richard Eason, Treasurer
Janet Caylor
David Gavenda
John Strickland
Lake Travis Neighborhood Council
Are you an officer or board member of a neighborhood association, HOA, POA or similar group in the Lake Travis area?
PLTA is encouraging the re-creation of the Lake Travis Neighborhood Council (LTNC) to facilitate communications on matters of common interest to neighborhoods around the lake.
If interested, please contact PLTA president Lonnie Moore, or 512-258-0892.
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PLTA, Others Address TCEQ at 02/04/10 Public Meeting on Burnet Wastewater Permit Application


Protect Lake Travis Association, LCRA, City of Austin, Lakeway MUD, WCID #17, and Windermere Oaks Water Supply Corporation, as well as some local Burnet County landowners urged City of Burnet and TCEQ to modify Burnet's application for a permit to discharge up to 1.7 million gallons per day of treated sewage effluent into Hamilton Creek, approximately 14 miles upstream of Lake Travis. 
Opponents were unified in requesting that City of Burnet be required to continue to utilize land based application and to minimize, or avoid altogether, discharge into the creek.
Please see the sidebar in this newsletter for links to copies of written comments by PLTA and others. In addition to the written comments, opponents spoke of their concerns that any significant amounts of treated effluent discharged into Hamilton Creek would cause degradation to Hamilton Creek, Lake Travis and the Ellenburger aquifer.
Jay Leno Comments On Wastewater Issue
Jay Leno Comments on Wastewater 01/21/10  "Well a number of states have now set up programs for people to dispose of unused prescriptions. They are trying to discourage people from flushing drugs down the toilet because the drugs are turning up in our drinking water. Now I don't know which is more disturbing - the fact that drugs are ending up in our drinking water or that flushed toilets are ending up in our drinking water." (audience laughter) "I don't know which one is more disgusting."
 Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, January 21, 2010 
"Previous research indicates that wastewater treatment plants flush endocrine-disruptive compounds (EDCs), including pharmaceuticals, hormones, pesticides and hormones, into rivers.
The same compounds can interfere with the human endocrine system, but there are no regulations for controlling hormones in drinking water."
From: The Canary In The River, Popular Science, December 2009 - Read the full article HERE 
LCRA Seeks Input on Water Supply Plan
 Online Survey & Public Meetings 
LCRA, as well as various interest groups, such as DELTA, encourage you to become informed about LCRA's draft Water Supply Resource Plan and to give your input by March 19th.
The most comprehensive site for information on this matter is

Read the draft January 2010 Water Supply Resource Plan;
Read the fact sheet; Take the survey by March 19. 
There will be three public meetings in three different cities. Our readers will be most interested in the one held in Austin:
Monday, March 8, open house 6 p.m.; discussion 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Austin - LCRA Service Center
3505 Montopolis Drive, Building A
Austin, Texas 78744