Wimberley residents are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 5, to discuss the future possible of highly treated effluent from the City of Wimberley’s wastewater treatment plant being discharged into Deer Creek in times of extreme rainfall. The public meeting, which will be hosted by the city, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center at 14068 Ranch Road 12.
The discharge of effluent, which would occur only as a last resort, is part of a proposal to upgrade and expand the capacity of the city’s wastewater treatment plant to provide wastewater service to central Wimberley. Plans call for the expanded plant to use a tertiary treatment process that will produce effluent that will be reused to spray irrigate soccer fields and other recreation areas at the Blue Hole Regional Park where the plant is located. In extremely wet times, when irrigation cannot occur and on-site effluent storage capacity does not exist, the highly treated effluent would be discharged into Deer Creek which empties into the Blanco River.
City staff, along with project consultants, will be present at the meeting to provide information on the discharge issue and answer questions from those in the audience.
Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about what is being considered and to provide input. If you are unable to attend and would like more information on this matter, please feel free to contact City Administrator Don Ferguson at 847-0025 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.