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Hearing on Effluent from JBSA Park Scheduled Tonight

JBSA Recreation Park at Canyon Lake features six types of lodging as well as RV spaces. Image courtesy of JBSA.com.

A public hearing about the U.S. Air Force’s request to increase the discharge of treated domestic wastewater into Canyon Lake from 12,500 gallons-per-day to 21,000 gallons-per-day is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, May 6, at CRRC’s Rec Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake.

To review the official notice of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) hearing, click here.

Joint Base San Antonio’s (JBSA) Fort Sam installation wants to amend its Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit for a facility at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Recreation Park, 698 Jacobs Creek Park Rd.

Treated effluent from the park is discharged directly to Canyon Lake in Segment No. 1805 of the Guadalupe River Basin, whose designated uses include contact recreation, public water supply, aquifer protection and exceptional aquatic life use.

The 250-acre JBSA Recreation Park at Canyon Lake is open to all DOD card carriers and active-duty military personnel. It provides a wide variety of recreational activities on a year-round basis and is open 365 days per year. The park features six types of lodging as well as RV spaces. To learn more about the park’s amenities, click here. To take a “short ride” around the park with a visitor filming from a motorcycle, click here.

Canyon Lake Water Supply’s Larry Jackson told bizjournals.com there are multiple wastewater treatment plants along the Guadalupe river basin that discharge into the river and the lake, adding TCEQ’s discharge-permitting process is thorough and stringent.

CLWSC draws 60-percent of its water from Canyon Lake.

The permit application, executive director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at New Braunfels Public Library, 700 East Common St., New Braunfels.

For further information, contact Richard Hopewell, JBSA’s water quality environmental engineer, at 210-652-3314.

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