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Public restrooms proposed to tamp down fecal matter in streams

By Asher Price - American-Statesman Staff



City officials blame faulty sewage infrastructure, left-behind dog droppings, wildlife feces and human waste for high levels of harmful bacteria in Austin streams.

New public toilets downtown, pet-waste-bag dispensers at all city parks, and more plantings along creeks and parks are part of a proposal to tamp down fecal contamination in a handful of urban creeks.

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