The Bandera Canyonlands Alliance (BCA) is urging local residents in Bandera and Uvalde counties to be aware of a precedent-setting permit application that would put pristine area waterways at risk.

The Colorado-based Young Life organization is asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for permission to build a sewage treatment plant and release up to 60,000 gallons of treated wastewater each day into creeks and the Sabinal River in Bandera County. The wastewater would be discharged into an unnamed creek which feeds Long Hollow Creek then flows into the Sabinal River just north of Utopia. The camp is the former Lonehollow property located on RR 187 between Vanderpool and Utopia in western Bandera County and is now owned and operated by Young Life, a non-profit Christian corporation based in Colorado Springs, CO.

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