- BETH MCCONNELL
PRESS CONFERENCE ON MON. APR. 19 AT 11AM AT POND 3
Updated: Apr 18, 2021
The Polo Club residents and Save Barton Creek will be speaking with the press on Monday, April 19 at 11am at 571 Polo Club Drive, or Pond 3.
Please come out and support the Save Our Ponds effort and most importantly our neighbor from Mallet Ct., Lulu Cambronne who will be representing us at the press conference. Lulu is a molecular scientist and assistant professor at UT, a mom of two, married to Eric and lives on the ponds. She will be representing ALL of our interests in keeping our ponds safe and beautiful, and addressing whether or not the TCEQ has followed protocol when granting the draft permit for the dumping of treated sewage into our ponds.
Read her draft statement here:
Also, you can just show up and support or there may be an opportunity for the press to ask questions of us. If you've got something to say, SHOW UP.
The key points to remember are:
There is a flaw in the permit. The Polo Club was not visited by the TCEQ that we know of. We are described in the application as an 'unnamed tributary with limited aquatic life.' We feel they did not come out and do a comprehensive analysis of our ponds, their use, their wildlife and aquatic life or how they will be affected in the months during drought.
There is no need to dump this sewage. Other businesses in the area use septic and disperse the effluent onto their own land. We do know by having a permit to dump the sewage he can attract a potentially bigger buyer. But the just of it is, no one has to win or lose here if he just chose to do the right thing.
There is a huge safety concern here. Our ponds do not 'flow' like a creek would and therefore, the partially treated sewage would sit there, especially in summer months. With our kids and animals using these ponds, we are worried about the affect these chemicals could have on them.