Lewisville and Carrollton vs Farmers Branch
The Camelot Landfill is a landfill that is in Lewisville, TX and borders Carrollton, TX. The land for the landfill was acquired in 1979, when there was no development in that area. However, in recent years, Lewisville and Carrollton have tried to stop Farmers Branch (the city that owns the landfill) from expanding the landfill, as home developments flourish and the landfill allegedly contaminates the groundwater and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.
- Landfill is owned and operated by Farmers Branch
- It is physically located in Lewisville and Carrollton, next to housing developments.
- Farmers Branch wants to expand landfill by 38.5 acres and add 200 ft of height
- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) filled out a draft permit that would authorize the expansion
- State Representative Ron Simmons (R) filed a bill (HB 1873) that would give cities a voice in landfill expansion that happens within their limits
- Rep. Ron Simmons wrote a letter to Mr. Zak Covar, the head of the TCEQ, asking him to stop the landfill expansion
- The City of Lewisville sued the City of Farmers Branch in the East Texas division of the Federal District Court.
- The lawsuit alleges that Farmers Branch violated a Federal open dump law in its operation of the landfill
- Camelot Landfill agreed in a settlement to build a slurry wall to prevent waste from seeping into the Elm Fork branch of the Trinity River