Throughout the Greater Houston area our waterways are at risk.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently approved the City of South Houston to remove safeguards on how much mercury is allowed to enter Berry Creek, which flows into Galveston Bay. Until now, the TCEQ regulated mercury that entered our waterways through wastewater in the City of South Houston’s treatment facilities.
Mercury poses a serious health risk due to its ability to easily enter the food chain from the fish we eat. Regulations on testing for mercury help keep treatment facilities accountable for their actions, keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy.
Bayou City Waterkeeper challenged the change in regulations and is urging the City of South Houston and the TCEQ to require mercury testing in our local waters.
As Texans, we know we are stronger and louder together! Let’s submit as many signatures and comments as possible, using our power to make positive change.