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Old 08-15-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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Default No cans on the Comal?

I saw the NB city council voted for an ordinance that would eliminate all disposable containers on the Comal river but it said the enforcement had not begun yet. Anyone float this past weekend and see if this is true? We were going to float tomorrow and just wanted to know what to expect.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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A mini-keg of beer and 5 miles of surgical tubing.....
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Why don't they just vote on a ordinance to ban tubing and get it over with? I mean, what sort of container isn't disposable? You're not allowed to have glass containers as it is, so what are you supposed to use?
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels
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I saw the NB city council voted for an ordinance that would eliminate all disposable containers on the Comal river but it said the enforcement had not begun yet. Anyone float this past weekend and see if this is true? We were going to float tomorrow and just wanted to know what to expect.

They said if it went through there would be a 10 day grace period before it would go into effect. Did they pass it? I haven't seen anything saying they have passed it yet. They haven't posted any changes to the rules on the New Braunfels website yet so maybe your safe for a few more days.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Here
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This will turn out as another case in which a select group of imbeciles ruin it for everyone else.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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That's about what it amounts to. The assinine behaviour of the idiots that seem to think it's their right to go onto the river, get wasted an' toss their empty cans into the river, urinate alongside on private property, and generally make jerks of themselves have finally gotten the NB citizenry ticked off enough to demand action.
Personally, I'd prefer to see them just make examples out of a couple of 'em and leave the (mostly) well-behaved rest of the tourists alone, but doesn't look like that's gonna happen. You wouldn't believe the trash - both literally and figuratively - that is in the river nowadays. And as usual, it's the few that mess it up for the many.
The city council has to vote on the new ordinance a second time, and there is a groundswell of opposition to it, but I'm afraid that it's got "legs" this time around, which is a shame.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:09 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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New Braunfels city council is scheduled to vote this evening on an ordinance that would change the face of Guadalupe and Comal River tubing as we know it, by banning all disposable containers on those popular waterways within city limits. The same body already voted 5-2 in favor of the beer-can ban earlier this month. The vote has been moved from city hall to the city convention center to accommodate expected crowds.
I am sure that retailers are scratching their heads over what devices tubers might employ — the proposed ordinance doesn’t specify.
A Thermos or canteen wouldn’t keep carbonated beverages fresh on an hours-long float, and you’d have to have a nondisposable cup . . . Another potential problem is that any beverage delivery device that’s not sealed would be, strictly speaking, a violation of the state open container law.

Something needs to be done. Would you like to take your family to a river that looks like that?:

Trashing Texas – Is any place worse than the Comal River? Let’s have a contest to see! | Outdoors | a Chron.com blog

New Braunfels' proposed ban on disposable containers on river could bog down
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: That's pretty obvious
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i saw the footage of the ridiculous amount of trash on the bottom of the river. I have no desire to swim there after seeing that and am all for the ban.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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if san antonio has taught me anything (about how some people think) it's that /any/ container is a /disposable/ container to some.

i'm wondering why folks can't wait an hour to have a beer? (i've never been tubing on a river, those pictures are disgusting!)
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:15 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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... and I wonder why people can't threw trash in a designed containers ( trash cans ). Why is so much litter everywhere?
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