GLO Launches New Beach Safety Web-App

Texas Beach Watch helps families make sure the water at their beach is clean

Contact: Brittany Eck
(512) 463-5708
brittany.eck@glo.texas.gov
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PRESS RELEASE — Mar 11, 2016

AUSTIN - If you’re taking your friends and family to a Texas coast, it’s important to know they’re safe and the water is clean. So Commissioner Bush called on the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to update methods of sharing this important information and create a web-based app to help Texans get all the information they need wherever they are.

“Texas Beach Watch is a tremendously valuable service provided by the General Land Office,” Commissioner Bush said. “Whether you’re already at the beach, planning your next trip, or in the car on the way there, this is a great app for families, fishermen, surfers, spring breakers and anyone who loves our Texas coasts. At the GLO we nourish our beaches, we remove abandoned vessels and we rebuild important coastal marshes all while preparing for the next big storm. Texas Beach Watch is a great tool for all Texans who want to take advantage of the coastal work done at the General Land Office.”

Texas Beach Watch monitors water cleanliness all along the vast Texas coastline. Its responsive design fully integrates across all platforms for an easy user experience. Whether you’re using a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone this app is for you. Texas Beach Watch also allows search by geographic region and monitoring station and displays the most up-to-date information available on water conditions up and down Texas’ 300-mile coastline.

Commissioner Bush has committed to making government more efficient and bringing new technology and ideas to the General Land Office. Web-based apps like Texas Beach Watch, an update to the former Texas Beach Watch website, take a more mobile world into account while allowing Texans to monitor regularly updated conditions at their favorite beaches. Find Texas Beach Watch at www.texasbeachwatch.com.

 

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