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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Moratorium Extended

The City of Granbury is in the process of upgrading the wastewater system through the Phase I Wastewater System Improvements Project. The Project is comprised of upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant, construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, and various wastewater collection system improvements as outlined in Technical Memorandum dated November 13, 2020 by Enprotec / Hibbs & Todd (eHT). While the existing south plant upgrades have begun, the construction of the new East WWTP has been delayed by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and their response to the public hearing. This hearing was held on September 10, 2020. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality(TCEQ) met on September 22, 2021 with a decision made to set a new public hearing. During said meeting the permit was forwarded to the State Office of Administrative Hearings to be held for a later date. A permit for the new facility is on hold until comments on the hearing have been addressed. On December 14, 2020, the City enacted a moratorium within the City limits and portions of the extraterritorial jurisdiction to limit development within this area as shown in the attached exhibit (WW Capacity Affected Area Map) which is being requested to be extended. This moratorium was to limit additional demand being added to an already overburdened system on the east side of Granbury. Due to this moratorium, development has moved from the east side of Granbury to other areas around the City. The new developments will place the existing wastewater treatment plant at its capacity of 2 MGD. Under this motion, the City will enact a moratorium within the City limits and portions of the extraterritorial jurisdiction to limit development in the rest of the City. While the City is moving forward as quickly as possible to resolve these issues by implementing the Project improvements, it is necessary to extend the moratorium to October 4, 2022 for the central and western portions of the City and the extraterritorial jurisdiction to meet TCEQ requirements on maintaining plant capacities . Once the East WWTP is constructed and operational, the System issues as described above will be resolved. 

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