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Connie Patterson

This cannot come fast enough. Other then raising the island, building pumping stations is the only long term solution to Galveston’s drainage issues. The last piece of the solution is some type of bay side surge protection to protect the east end of the island from surge flooding from a hurricane.

Bailey Jones

The island is sinking, sea levels are rising, what we don't spend today will cost more tomorrow.

Gary Miller

Plan better than TC did. To save money two of the TC Pumps weren't designed to remove water from TC. Moses Lake is the drainage destination of rain fall in TC. Two pump stations pump TC drainage into Moses Lake. Work's OK if the flood gate is open. Not so much if the flood gate is closed. Pumping into Moses lake with the gate closed raises the lake water level enough to cause Moses Lake to back flow into TC's drainage system. Homes flood if it lasts too long.

Miceal O'Laochdha

OK so, at high tide, the storm drain piping system floods with water from the bay. If we install these pumping stations, they will take suction from the drain piping system and discharge into the...bay? I think that is called a recirculating system, no?

Wayne Holt

With any luck, the proposed Anico Plaza on 20th St between Mechanic and Market will drain in the direction of whatever improved flood control is put in place eventually. That way, employee pants will stay dry, and we will just have the same amount of flooding there now as we already have. Win-win!

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