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

The Cypress Creek Watershed Partnership is hosting public meetings to address water quality concerns.

The Cypress Creek Watershed Partnership is hosting public meetings to address water quality concerns.

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.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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