The City of Galveston is seeking disaster and recovery funding for a proposed 59th Street water storage tank.
A public hearing for the project will be held during the November 17 regular City Council meeting.
The City of Galveston proposes to mitigate the risks of water failure during future cold or other weather driven events by constructing a new water storage tank with 7.5M gallons of storage capacity. In addition to providing sufficient pressure to reduce the likelihood of the water system going down during extended cold periods, it will also provide additional emergency storage that is needed during other emergency events which is especially critical in Galveston as water sources on the island are scarce. The addition of the new tank will increase the Island's water storage capacity from 11.5 M gallons to 19M gallons.
As existing water tanks 2, 3, and 4 are not currently in service and are unrepairable, they would be demolished and removed. A new tank will be constructed within the newly opened space. The new 7.5M gallon tank will be hardened to protect it from weather related failures.
Additional information about the project is available here: https://galvestontx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16664/Public-Hearing-Posting-59th-Street-Project-