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Report: Central Texas wastewater plants exceeding state pollutant limits

Publicly owned sewage treatment plants in Central Texas are exceeding state pollution limits with “disturbing frequency,” according to a new report from the Save Barton Creek Association.

The environmental organization examined pollutant monitoring data that was self-reported to state environmental regulators by 48 municipal sewage treatment plants in a 17-county region that includes the Hill Country and found that more than 80% had dumped unauthorized pollutants into area streams on at least one occasion in the past three years — although some reported doing so more frequently.

Read more from Madlin Mekelburg with the Austin American-Statesman here.