Groundbreaking ceremony held for new water tower
A groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction of the new City of Aransas Pass water tower was held Monday, Nov. 5, and featured representatives from all project partners including the City, state representatives, county officials, federal officials, FEMA, and Rebuild Texas. The water tower will be constructed at no cost to the City as explained by Aransas Pass Mayor Ramiro Gomez.
He served as master of ceremonies and began by explaining the city’s role in providing water in August 2017 after Hurricane Harvey made landfall just seven miles north of the City. The Aransas Pass water tower was directly hit and completely destroyed by the hurricane. The tower’s collapse caused many issues, including flooding, problems with drainage, and the requirement for a city-wide water boil notice. This water tower was the only one in this area destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
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