Kingsland residents concerned about debris pileup in Llano County

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Llano County residents reported post flood trash piles on state right-of-way and in unincorporated areas nearly a month after the Oct. 16 Lake LBJ flood.

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Almost a month after the Llano River flood event, residents continue to drive past several piles of post flood trash on state right-of-way along Ranch to Market Road 1431 and RM 2545, considered main thoroughfares within the community.

Both the Texas Department of Transportation and Llano County Commissioners recently contracted with private entities for trash removal.

Unlike Burnet County, which designated an off-site TCEQ-regulated location adjacent to Granite Shoals for temporary trash storage, TXDOT and Llano County officials requested residents await scheduled contractors.

The piles, comprised of household trash, damaged structures and construction materials, have sat primarily untouched since flood waters receded on Lake LBJ in mid October.

On Nov. 8 some contracted trash pickups began in some unincorporated areas; however, the most visible trash piles along state highways have remained.

Contractors have requested residents sort their trash to seperate potentially hazardous materials for proper landfill disposal.

 

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