As many as 300 people packed into a ballroom of a DoubleTree hotel on the city’s Northwest Side for a public hearing to voice their opposition to the construction of a wastewater plant that would dump millions of gallons of treated effluent into Helotes Creek.

Undeterred by a steady downpour Tuesday evening, the hotel’s lack of parking and a room that didn’t hold them all, residents waited for the opportunity to ask questions about the project and lodge their opposition to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which is weighing whether to approve the permit.

Read more from Lindsey Carnett with San Antonio Report here.