ESE conducted a Phase I ESA on a 2-mile stretch along Buffalo Bayou to the west of downtown Houston for a governmental agency. Historical research was conducted back to the 1930s and indicated uses of fueling stations, dry cleaning facilities and auto repair facilities. Owners of environmentally sensitive businesses located within the study area were interviewed regarding their activities and knowledge of the history of the area. Additionally, the interior of historic underground water reservoir was visually inspected for evidence of contamination. The report was finalized and submitted to the agency on time and under budget. The client utilized the findings of the report as part of a risk assessment for financial backing for improvement projects.