HDD Under the Galveston Ship Channel

BY SHELLEY SERRES, P.E.

When Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, Texas, in September 2008, Galveston Island and Pelican Island — the latter a small island located across the Galveston Ship Channel from Galveston Island and home to Texas A&M University at Galveston — experienced a total water system failure. Pelican Island went without clean water for several days. Following the failure, the City of Galveston identified several infrastructure projects to strengthen its water system.

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