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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Public meeting set for application affecting groundwater users

 

The City of Galveston is hosting a public meeting for a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) Application proposed by Freeport-McMoRan Energy, LLC (Galveston Sulphur Terminal at 4500 Old Port Industrial Road.)

The Engineering Department has reviewed the application and is proceeding to the next step, which is to solicit citizen’s feedback at the public meeting.  Details of the company’s Municipal Setting Designation application will be presented at the public meeting.  

Anyone wishing to review the report in advance of the public meeting may do so at the City Manager’s office of Galveston City Hall (823 Rosenberg.)

About the meeting: Freeport-McMoRan Energy, LLC indicated they have found chlorinated solvents in the shallow groundwater on the site, including vinyl chloride at levels above the regulatory limit.  If the Municipal Setting Designation application is approved by the City and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), wells within a five-mile radius of the site cannot be used.

The City has notified all registered well owners within the five-mile radius and property owners within a 1/2 mile radius. The City water supply is not affected, as we receive our treated surface water supply from Gulf Coast Water Authority in Texas City. 

IF YOU GO

What: Municipal Public Meeting

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 

Where: Galveston City Hall (Room 204) 823 Rosenberg, Galveston, Texas 

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