As part of the TCEQ’s process for granting sewer plant permits, we have an opportunity to file an appeal to TCEQ to reconsider their recent decision to grant the City of Granbury a permit for a sewage plant on Old Granbury Road. We are now 7 days into the 25-day deadline for our attorneys to file this appeal. After receiving our request for reconsideration, TCEQ has 15 days to evaluate our appeal. If they do not grant our request, we may then pursue recourse through the courts system. During the hearing before the administrative law judges in March, our legal team laid the groundwork for this phase of the process, and established justifiable legal grounds for making a formal request for TCEQ to reconsider their decision.
In 2021, our attorney won a case very similar to ours at Dripping Springs, resulting in TCEQ being forced to retract a permit they had awarded for a sewage plant near that spring. Much like our situation, significant risks to the environment and water quality had been confirmed. As a result of information presented by our attorneys, the risks to Rucker Creek and Lake Granbury were detailed by TCEQ’s attorneys with the Office of Public Interest Counsel in their opinion, which concluded that there were grounds to deny the City of Granbury’s permit request.
Many of us have invested in protecting the Brazos River, as well as the environment, quality of outdoor life, health, and our property values. We need your immediate support to go forward with a formal legal request to TCEQ for reconsideration of the proposed sewer plant permit and next steps.
If you are opposed to this highly objectionable sewage plant location, please show your support by making a tax-deductible contribution today at:
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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, input, and/or wish to serve in further support of this important effort. Thank you for your involvement and support!
Victoria Calder, Ph.D.
Friends of the Brazos Board Member
Granbury Fresh Project Chair