AUSTIN (KXAN) - High concentrations of bacteria are lurking in at least four Austin creeks.
Last year, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality tested the water and found bacteria levels that exceed their standards for human and pet contact.
Waller Creek, Taylor Slough South, The Spicewood Tributary, and Walnut Creek are the four waterways contaminated with fecal matter.
Taylor Slough actually flows into Lake Austin where some of the city's drinking water comes from.
Now the city has devised a game plan to clean up the water.
"There are basically five different classes of solutions we are proposing," said Chris Herrington with The City of Austin's Watershed Department.
Some of those plans include educating pet owners about how dangerous it can be not picking up your animal's waste. Environmentalists say everyday, hundreds of pounds of waste is left on the ground. The waste then ends up in our creeks.
The city wants to hear your thoughts at a final public input meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the One Texas Center on Barton Springs Road.
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