quality standards for rivers, lakes, and streams. Some of the revisions would weaken efforts to keep or make Texas water bodies clean enough for swimming, boating, wading, canoeing, kayaking, and other recreational activities.
The most troublesome revisions would:
- Create a new category for "primary contact recreation 2" that would allow weaker clean water standards for streams put into that category;
- Increase the levels of bacteria allowed in water bodies that could be cleaned up and used for recreation, creating permanently polluted streams and taking polluters off the hook to clean up their mess.
Send a message NOW to TCEQ telling them to maintain – not weaken – water quality standards for bacterial pollution in Texas rivers and streams.
Thanks for all you do for the environment!
Ken Kramer, Water Resources Chair
Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
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