HDD Under the Galveston Ship Channel
February 22, 2015
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.