Sludge in the San Bernard Update 2-9-22
Posted on Feb 9th, 2022
A FOR Environmental Committee Report
Update Wed Feb 9, 2022
A Joint Community Involvement Meeting concerning the City of Brazoria WWTP pollution in the San Bernard River
Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard continues to work with the City of Brazoria and their engineering company to accomplish temporary mitigation of the sewer plant issues. The third in a series of bi-weekly teleconferences was held Tuesday morning, 2/08/22. Participants included:
- City Manager Mike Collard,
- Two reps from Strand Associates - Brazoria’s Engineering Company
- LJA Engineers - Tim Aschoff - FOR’s Engineering Firm
- FOR Environmental Committee Chairman Justin Hillis
- FOR Director Tom Ronayne
It was reported that procurement of equipment and services is progressing and the city is still targeting completion of the work by April. Schedule is dependent on condition of electrical equipment, availability of replacement equipment if needed, weather and other factors. These temporary measures should enable the plant to properly treat the amount of sewage expected on a typical day while awaiting the major overhaul to restore its rated capacity.
The City Manager has committed to keep the pubic informed through press releases and the City of Brazoria web page as they move forward with these temporary measures. FOR will, in turn, continue to share this information via our web page and email distribution and will continue to follow up with the City of Brazoria as they move forward. We encourage everyone interested to continue to apply constructive pressure to the City until this issue is under control. Thanks for your support.