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Houston-Galveston Area Council
News Release
Monday, March 28, 2016


Participants to Discuss Water Quality Progress, Identify Coordination Opportunities, and Receive Public Feedback

A public meeting of the Upper Oyster Creek Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan Group (Group) will be held from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Cane Room of the City of Sugar Land’s City Hall, 2700 North Town Center Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas.

At the meeting, individuals will receive an update on the overall progress of the Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan (TMDL I-Plan) effort to address surface water quality issues affecting human health and aquatic ecosystems in Upper Oyster Creek. The discussion will include a review of water quality data and partner achievements. Public feedback and ideas are welcomed.

Upper Oyster Creek, between Fulshear and Missouri City, has been identified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as failing to meet state water quality standards for bacteria and dissolved oxygen in untreated surface water. A previous effort by local stakeholders identified needed water quality improvements and established voluntary means to achieve them.

The Group, facilitated by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, consists of a variety of local stakeholders from across the Upper Oyster Creek watershed.  Their joint project focuses on implementing and adapting solutions for the water quality issues in Upper Oyster Creek through coordination of local efforts.

"Local knowledge and commitments to progress are key factors in improving water quality” said Justin Bower, Senior Environmental Planner at H-GAC.

“The local partners are working together to implement measures that enhance their community’s ability to enjoy Upper Oyster Creek.”

Details about the Group and the Implementation Plan can be found at

For more information, contact Justin Bower at (713) 499-6653, or at

Houston-Galveston Area Council

H‑GAC ( is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 6 million people.  H‑GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local governments.

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