Status Report on Post-Harvey Action

  • Capital Projects:
    • Temporary supplemental pumps (purchased together with LID 19 to provide a total of 80,000 additional gpm) – ordered, June 2018 anticipated delivery.
    • Drainage improvements between Prestwick and Providence – pipeline relocation agreement approved, work anticipated to begin in May 2018.
    • Pump Station at Snake Slough – currently under design.
    • Interconnect for Snake Slough/Steep Bank Creek – currently under design.
    • Interconnect for Alcorn Bayou/Steep Bank Creek – currently under design.
    • Road access improvements at Alcorn Bayou pump station – in progress
    • Pump Station at Lost Creek – in discussion with other districts within Steep Bank Creek watershed for regional participation.
  • Operations
    • Staff gauges at Steep Bank Creek pump station, Alcorn Bayou pump station, Snake Slough, Pecan Manor outfall, and AS 12 detention pond – ordered
    • Digital emergency bulletin boards – in review
    • Expansion of emergency alert system (text messages and emails) – underway
    • Development of improved communications protocol and website modifications – underway

Additional projects are being considered by the District.  A comprehensive update will be posted here in June 2018.  The LID Board is also working to schedule a community meeting in May 2018.

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Supplemental Pump Purchase

The LID 19 and LID 15 Boards have voted to approve the purchase of 12 supplemental pumps to provide an additional pumping capacity of over 80,000 gallons per minute. The supplemental pumps, together with the existing permanent pumps, will double the total combined pumping capacity at Steep Bank Creek (up to 160,000 gallons per minute ) this year.

Delivery of the supplemental pump is anticipated in June 2018. The pumps will be stored at the Steep Bank Creek pump station site and will be trailer-mounted so that they can be moved to alternate locations within LID 19 or LID 15 if necessary. An announcement will be posted to the websites once the pumps are delivered.

In addition to the supplemental pumps, both LIDs have undertaken measures to implement after-action recommendations. Please visit your LID website to see what has been approved to date.

Severe Weather Alert

We are aware of the possibility of severe weather today. We are currently monitoring the situation and communications from Fort Bend County along with the National Weather Service. In the event of a significant rain event there may be some street level ponding. Currently all pumps and detention facilities are fully functional.