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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Public hearing for proposed 59th Street water storage tank

This notice has been posted to inform the public that the City of Galveston is preparing to apply for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for the 59th Street Water Storage Tank Project. 

The project includes water storage tank improvements at the 59th Street Pump Station. Project improvements will increase City water storage capacity that will support potable water needs in case of emergency. The project consists of removing three deteriorating and out of service water tanks that are out of service and two of which are beyond their useful life, with a 7.5 (M/gal) tank that will last for the next 50 years. The new water storage tank, in combination with the two remaining operable tanks will result in a total water storage capacity of 19 million gallons of water. These improvements will benefit residents by improving access to clean water resources during emergency events. These improvements will also mitigate potential infrastructure failure during extreme weather events by ensuring the appropriate capacity levels to supply the requisite amount of pressure to keep water running through the system, reaching customers, and supplying emergency services (fire department, hydrants, and medical facilities) for the health and safety of our residents. 

Public Hearing Information The City of Galveston will conduct two public hearings related to this project. Each public hearing will be conducted as part of the regular monthly City Council Meetings in November and December 2022. Public Hearing 1 was held November 17, 2022. Public Hearing 2 will be held December 8, 2022. City Council Meetings take place at 5:00 P.M. at: City Hall Council Chambers 823 Rosenberg, 2nd Floor Galveston, TX 77553 

Public hearings can also be viewed on G-TV by visiting https://www.galvestontx.gov/420/G-TV. Project information can be found on the city’s website at www.galvestontx.gov as well as at City Hall located at the following address: Galveston City Hall 823 Rosenberg Galveston, TX 77550 

The city has posted a copy of the following project information at the above-mentioned website and city hall lobby at the above address: 

• Project Scope of Work 

• Budget 

• Sources of Funding 

• Maps Identifying Project Service Area and Beneficiaries 

Any interested individual, group, or agency is encouraged to attend the Public Hearings to learn more information. For more information, please visit the city’s website at www.galvestontx.gov , Galveston City Hall, or email CitySec@galvestontx.gov to contact a city representative. 

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