'Can ban' could affect your trip to float the river in New Braunfels

Monday, July 17, 2017 04:33PM
Officials in New Braunfels are preparing to resume enforcement on their 'can ban.'

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Three years after its introduction, the so-called "can ban" is set to return to the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers.

Officials in New Braunfels are awaiting a court ruling to become final allowing them to enforce the ban after it faced legal challenges, according to the San Antonio Express News.

The ban first went into effect in 2014, and required tubers and boaters to use nondisposable food and drink containers. The ban also limited coolers to 16 quarts or less.

Officials said new signs will be put up on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers illustrating the ban.

There is still no word when enforcement of the ban will begin again.

The 3rd Court of Appeals ruled in the city's favor on May 18.

The judgment was expected to be finalized on August 15, but the Texas Supreme Court granted an extension to plaintiffs to file a petition for review on July 3.

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