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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Public notice of comment for proposed 59th Street 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 and that public comment on this application is now open. 

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 Comment Period 

The City of Galveston has opened a public comment period to review details of the Proposed 59th Street Water Storage Tank CDBG-MIT Application for Funding November 22nd – December 8th. The application 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 

As part of the public comment process, the city has posted a copy of the following information at the above-mentioned website and city hall lobby at the above address: 

• City of Galveston Regional Mitigation Program Application for the 59th Street Water Storage Tank Project 

Any interested individual, group, or agency may submit written comments or letters of support for the City of Galveston Citizen Participation Plan using one of the submission formats detailed below: 

Mail: City of Galveston P.O. Box 779 Galveston, TX 77553 

Email: CitySec@galvestontx.gov 

Written comments must be received by no later than December 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM (CT). 

The Application can also be made available in Spanish and large font print, upon request. At the end of the comment period, all comments and letters of support shall be reviewed with responses incorporated into the program’s “Responses to Public Comments” document. 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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