Thursday, February 9, 2012

Today I Made It Past Tandy Hill's Raw Sewage Ruts To The Crystal Clear Water Of Tandy Falls

The Crystal Clear Waters Of Tandy Creek
In the picture you are looking at ripples in the crystal clear water beneath Tandy Falls, with the ripples caused by the falls falling over the Tandy Escarpment.

It is a miracle of the cleansing nature of Mother Nature that the waters of Tandy Creek are back running clear.

Today I parked on top of Mount Tandy and made my way down the north side of the mountain to the site of the recent massive raw sewage spill that ran in to Tandy Creek and then in to the Trinity River, eventually making it all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

I can not help but wonder how many municipalities downstream from Fort Worth take their drinking water from the Trinity River?

I can also not help but wonder if the City of Fort Worth warned municipalities downstream that a massive raw sewage spill had contaminated the Trinity River?

Or is raw sewage spilling into creeks and rivers just the norm in this part of the planet and not worthy of concern? Or worthy of letting anyone know you've had a bad boo-boo?

Tandy Highway Massive Raw Sewage Ruts
In the picture on the left you are looking at the extremely rutted remains of the sewage sludge left behind on the Tandy Highway by the recent raw sewage spill.

As you can see, the most recent work on the pipelines has left the area even more rutted than it was a couple days ago.

It was a bit of a challenge to make my way to the crystal clear waters of Tandy Creek, avoiding stepping where raw sewage recently flowed.

But I made it.

Give it time and the scars of this most recent man-made environmental damage to the Tandy Hills will heal.

I hope.

No comments: