After years of fighting a proposal to expand a sewage treatment plant that would dump treated wastewater into a creek that feeds Barton Springs, the city of Austin, groundwater conservation districts, Onion Creek property owners and the Save Barton Creek Association appear to be nearing an agreement with the city of Dripping Springs to limit discharges.
But one stumbling block stands in the way, according to several parties involved in settlement negotiations.
Representatives from the environmental group Save Our Springs Alliance, also a party to the dispute, stepped away from settlement conversations, raising the prospect of an expensive, protracted legal fight over the plant expansion… Read more from