Public meetings to address Cypress Creek water quality concerns in Harris, Waller counties

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The public is invited to attend local meetings covering water quality issues affecting the Cypress Creek watershed spanning Harris and Waller counties. These will be two of the first public meetings to discuss the development of a watershed protection program with the Cypress Creek Watershed Partnership.

According to officials, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has reported Cypress Creek failed to meet state water quality standards for contact recreation, with elevated levels of fecal waste being the primary area of concern.

The TCEQ and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold two public meetings with the same agenda on Tuesday, July 23:

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring

“Waterways are impacted by everything that happens on the land that drains to them,” H-GAC Senior Planner Justin Bower said in a press release. “This locally led project seeks to empower stakeholders in the watershed to identify and pursue voluntary solutions to the water quality issues confronting their communities.”

For more information, visit www.cypresspartnership.com.

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Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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