Friday, March 3, 2017

Following raw sewage, UT NOW pumping chlorine into Waller Creek....

"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience."
Ephesians 5:6

Late last year, we amplified a KXAN report about UT literally pumping raw sewage into Waller Creek; kudos to KXAN for discovering yet another gem:

A pool at the Texas Swimming Center has been leaking water into nearby Waller Creek, the University of Texas at Austin said Thursday.

Officials with the university say they found out about the leak early Wednesday, after swim center personnel found water down in the basement, running along what would be the side of the pool.

Personnel knew the water there was unusual and soon realized there was a leak.


Environmental Health and Safety managers admit they’re disappointed but call each incident unique and most importantly – rare.
A few thoughts:

  • $25 BILLION endowment and they can't follow through on this level of basic maintenance?!?
    • Note: In his confirmation hearing, Regent Eltife specifically spoke about the need for the Board of Regents to be much more diligent in making sure the various campuses maintain existing facilities.  Because he's been on the Board for less than a month, we'll cut him some slack over this one.  But Regent Eltife specifically owns anything that happens after, say, the May Board meeting.
  • The silence of the enviros is deafening.
  • In a strange bit of irony, perhaps it isn't the worst thing in the world to pump chlorine into the water following two years of raw sewage.

1 comment:

  1. I, too, have had a swimming pool in my past. How, exactly, do I check it for "leaks"? If I noticed a leak and reported it, am I irresponsible for having a leak happen? I don't understand anger towards UT (with its $25B endowment).


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