Commissioners look to prohibit landfills in county

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Burnet County commissioners agreed informally Tuesday to establish a committee to draft an ordinance prohibiting solid waste disposal in the county.

The committee will be comprised of Development Services Director Herb Darling, Precinct 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr. and County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

“This order would give us the ability, if a company comes in to purchase a tract of land, to prohibit them from putting in a landfill or put a stop to things if an outside company wants to dispose of hazardous waste in the county,” Darling said.


Marble Falls water project complete

CONTRIBUTED/City of Marble Falls

Looking eastward, a row of new blue rapid-mix pumps for chemicals lead to the new clarifier tank at the City of Marble Falls water treatment plant above Lake Marble Falls.

By Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

The $1.5 million expansion project at the City of Marble Falls Water Department plant on Circle Drive met its construction deadline March 10.

“It is up and running,” said Eric Belaj. “The construction involved the installation of a 60-foot diameter clarifier tank, including site piping, valves and electrical connecting the concrete tank to the rest of the

water plant.”

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