New Braunfels could ban containers on 2 rivers

Print
Email
|

by The Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 22 at 3:32 PM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) -- Tubers on two Central Texas rivers could have to float along without containers of their favorite beverages.

The New Braunfels City Council on Monday night is scheduled to consider an anti-littering ordinance that would ban aluminum cans and plastic bottles on the Comal River and the Guadalupe River.

Mayor Gale Pospisil (PAHS'-pis-el) says tons of cans and bottles are removed from the rivers each week.

State and federal laws require New Braunfels, located 25 miles northeast of San Antonio, to protect the rivers. Both provide drinking water and habitat for endangered species.

Under the plan, which won preliminary approval earlier this month, tubers carrying or possessing food or beverages in a disposable container would face misdemeanor citations. Fines would range up to $500.

If aluminum cans and plastic bottles are banned on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, will you still float them? Join the conversation on Facebook on The KVUE Insider or text/call our soundoff hotline at 512-522-8025.


 

Print
Email
|